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RIEKO MATSUURA was born in Japan in 1958, and is the author of a number of extraordinary fictional works, among them Natural Woman, about a lesbian couple, and A Dogs Body, a love story about a woman who becomes a dog. Originally published in 1993 in Japan, The Apprenticeship of Big Toe P is her first work to be translated into English.

Translator MICHAEL EMMERICH graduated from Princeton University. After completing research in Japan, he earned a Ph.D. in Japanese literature from Columbia University. He is the widely-praised translator of Nobel laureate Yasunari Kawabatas First Snow on Fuji and the editor of Read Real Japanese Fiction, published by Kodansha International in 2008.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Penis -- Fiction.
Abnormalities, Human -- Fiction.
Young women -- Japan -- Fiction.