Buy Bedtime Eyes by Amy Yamada (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Bedtime Eyes [Japan Association for Cultural Exchange, Amy Yamada, Marc Jardine, Yumi Gunji] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Amy Yamada (山田 詠美, Yamada Eimi) born February 8, , is a popular but controversial In writing Bedtime Eyes, Yamada drew upon her experiences with black people and black culture and combined them with the Japanese literary.

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Three Novellas from the 80’s. It is a mutually-known fact between us that I have no idea of romantic sexist relations. Views Read Edit View history. One of them, who eyws her very much, was Leroy, nice young man who played piano for his and ajy amusement. He had a great success. That’s ground-breaking, no wonder it got some award. That’s all he ever did. The first two vividly describe a sexual relationship of a Japanese woman and an African-American man.

Yamada is supposed to have lived there. She eyees up with him cruelly and he was totaly devasted. The other two stories are just something to shock japanese readers; oh my god, just imagine – a Japanese woman and a black man!


I was crying now, desperate for his touch. I’d pretended not to recognize his genius and now I was being punished. Their sex has strong SM taste.

In Yamada’s second collection of works, Jesse’s Spine, Yamada depicts the experiences of a woman who is learning to adjust to life with her lover’s child from another relationship. Her black characters are soldiers and sailors in an unnamed port in Japan, probably Yokohama.

The third one is “Bedtime Eyes” is actual 3 novellas of relationship between Japanese women and black American men. And she beginns to like D.

BEDTIME EYES by Amy Yamada , Yumo Gunji , Marc Jardine | Kirkus Reviews

A friend spoke to me about their contempt for the inhabitants of Okinawa who have dark skin. Final story Jessie thankfully mixes it up themes wise a little.

Can’t rate a book like this on a one-dimensional scale. She held a job in the Roppongi district of Tokyoan area rich with foreigners. View all 4 comments.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Of the other two stories, both are about the obsessive qualities of love. Yamaca she confess her love for Leroy, which is her first love confession for anyone at her life, too. Hardcoverpages. Include the boyfriend, all of them are charming with strength and weakness. The first two were okay if you want to read about a Japanese woman having rough sex with Black guys.


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Bedtime Eyes

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Not as essential as Haruki Murakami or Banana Yoshimoto but still an ok read for fans of modern Japanese fiction. I guess I’m a little biased, but I just can’t stand most feminist porn, because, I don’t know, I guess I’m just simple, but can anyone tell me why self-identified feminists always write such blatantly abusive, masochistic sex scenes?

Sometimes you think that she’s trying to write porn. The first title story is one star material.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She returns to D. The results of this dedication are impressively displayed bedfime her more recent short stories in particular. My lip split and blood poured out.

Oct 22, kavarnistka rated it it was ok Shelves: She lives still with her another boyfriend, tender D. This page was last edited on 27 Septemberat Dec 12, Clint rated it did not like it Shelves:

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