"Martin (with Manuela Soares, One Hand Clapping, 1995, etc.) offers informative notes at the end that bring readers back to earth after a collection that provides something of an otherworldly experience. (notes, bibliography) (Short stories/folklore. 8+)"
Ten folktales, many based on Lafcadio Hearn's collections, chosen (according to the introduction) to give readers a walk in the ``moonlight of imagination'' and show the ``haunting beauty'' of Japan's Shinto and Buddhist-influenced tradition.
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