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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Aug 26, Zoya rated it liked it Shelves: The third story was a bit pointless.

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Jun 23, Marina Vesta rated it really liked it Shelves: The first two vividly describe a sexual relationship of a Japanese woman and an African-American man. Sep 29, Duc Nguyen rated it liked it. The third one is what I like when sex is just background. I yamafa This shallow collection skirts the edge of being erotica and sometimes crosses it but the real jewel is the final story, where a one-dimensional young woman learns how to mentor and befriend her boyfriend’s son.

I liked the difficult relationship between Coco and Jesse and how it was developing throughout the story.

They do show interactions and improvement through the time. I wondered what else I could possibly do for him.

The settings ajy gritty areas with bars, strip clubs.

Hardcoverpages. He is very sexy for her and she loves his body, but she learn very slowly to love him his soul and mind, his behaviour. The first, Bedtime eyes, is about heroines love for black American soldier nicknamed Spoon, who is sometimes very tender and sometimes very violent toward her. He had a great success.

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Heroine is beautiful and capricious Japanese “queen” who is loved by many American soldiers which slave to her. Navy base in Yokosuka. The recommendation is hopefully relevant to my mental disorder.


Are Japanese people racist? But she is tender toward him, at first at her life. Feb 16, Dingleberry rated it it was ok Shelves: This shallow collection skirts the edge of being erotica and sometimes crosses it but the real jewel is the final story, where a one-dimensional young woman learns how to mentor and yaada her boyfriend’s son.

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The third story was quite good though. No trivia or quizzes yet. Feb 13, Rich Gamble rated it liked it Shelves: Specifially, I am expected to discover the hidden corners of a true relation once finishing this book. The last story was about the trouble a new girlfriend has with her boyfriend’s 11 year old boy, a tragic kid totally a child of parents who hate each other, and it was actually pretty interesting.

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?

Retrieved from ” https: Originally published in Japan in the mids before Trashthe three novellas in this harsh, vivid collection each feature a Japanese woman in a destructive relationship with an African-American man. May 30, Gary rated it liked it Shelves: Include the boyfriend, all of them are charming with strength and weakness.

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. And she confess her love yamaad Leroy, which is her first love confession for anyone at her life, too.

Interracial sex in Japan’s “International Age aky “. I am not clear why this author got all kinds of prizes while most soft porn writers go disregarded by literary juries. Dec 23, Andrew added it Shelves: Spoon’s arrest on charges of attempting to sell stolen military secrets to another country brings the relationship to an abrupt end, however, and Kim is left with nothing but the painful awareness of how much Bectime had meant to her life.

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Their sex has strong SM taste.

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This remind me on ending of Snakes and earrings by Hitomi Kanehara. Some tender moments and again better writing. Heroine is not masochist and Leroy is not sadist by nature, this all is only painful game about revenge of weak dumped lover who managed to become strong and avenge his pain. Amy Yamada burst onto the literary scene with this novel, which attracted much public attention for its audacious content when it first appeared.

In”Trash” was published in English translation by Kodansha International translator: I get the feeling Amy Yamada really wants to be American, she’s totally obsessed with black Americans and black American culture, music, food, and in the last story, I didn’t even know where it was supposed to be set. Cringeworthy lines and bad sex between underdeveloped characters reminds me of China’s annoying ‘literary’ sluzza Shanghai Baby.

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Three novellas that are rather pointless and the sex scenes are nothing special either. This transient lifestyle forced her to confront issues of separation and bullying, issues that many of her protagonists also deal with. Final story Jessie thankfully mixes it up themes wise a little.

But he would still keep playing the piano. Thanks for telling us about bedfime problem. Sex is not just as what ordinaries think.