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Enter the world of Kagaya-hime, a sometime woman warrior, occasional philosopher, and reluctant confidante to noblemen--who may or may not be a figment of the imagination of an aging empress who is embarking on the last journey of her life, setting aside the trappings of court life and reminiscing on the paths that lead her to death.
For she is a being who started her journey on the kami, the spirit road, as a humble tortoiseshell feline. Her family was destroyed by a fire that decimated most of the Imperial city, and this loss renders her taleless, the only one left alive to pass on such stories as The Cat Born the Year the Star Fell, The Cat with a Litter of Ten, and The Fire-Tailed Cat. Without her fudoki--self and soul and home and shrine--she alone cannot keep the power of her clan together. And she cannot join another fudoki, because although she might be able to win a place within another clan, to do so would mean that she would cease to be herself.
So a small cat begins an extraordinary journey. Along the way she will attract the attention of old and ancient powers. Gods who are curious about this creature newly come to Japan's shores, and who choose to give the tortoiseshell a human shape.
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- Review: Fudoki, Kij Johnson Array Medieval Bookworm
Princess Harueme has lived her life in the shadow of Japanese emperors. In the winter of her years, though, she needs to leave court and head to a convent, where she already knows she will die. Compelled to fill empty ...
- Princesses and cats: Kij Johnson's Fudoki | Tor.com
Fudoki is a very unusual fantasy novel. Harueme is an elderly princess in Heian Japan, and she thinks she's dying. She starts to sort out her belongings, and as she does she finds a series of empty notebooks and is ...
- Fudoki by Kij Johnson ~ things mean a lot
The cats (the female cats) of the residence's ground shared another thing, their fudoki, which is self and soul and home and shrine, all in one to a cat. The fudoki is the chronicle of the females who have claimed a place, a river ...
- myaru: Fudoki, Kij Johnson
Fudoki, Kij Johnson. If I had to sum this novel up in one sentence, I'd say Fudoki is part court diary and part monogatari. It begins with the point of view of the ailing princess Haruemi, who is nearing the end of her life and ...
- Fantasy Readers - Fudoki, by Kij Johnson
Title: Fudoki Author: Kij Johnson Publisher: Tor Format: Trade Paperback Year: 2003. Pages: 314. Genre: Historical Fantasy Challenge Information: Fantasy Challenge category "Set in a recognizable historical milieu"
- 'Fudoki online', delmonteromeo's blog message on Netlog
Fudoki: A Journey. Fudoki has 321 ratings and 46 reviews. They contain agricultural. Fudoki: Kij Johnson: 9781435291140: Amazon.com: Books Johnson's mesmerizing second fantasy based on Japanese myth surpasses ...
- The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles by Kij Johnson | Tor.com
I already owned Kij Johnson's Fudoki in hard copy and went shopping for it on my NOOK as a take-to-the-desert-island backup, but could only find this shorter precursor story available in e-format. So thank you Tor, and thank ...
- Thoughts on writing and other afflictions...: Review: Fudoki
Review: Fudoki · Fudoki, by Kij Johnson 10/10, a pair of intertwined, magical stories set in 12th century Japan Kij Johnson's "The Fox Woman" was one of those books that I looked at a dozen times before picking up. I'm wary ...
- Fudoki by Kij Johnson- book review | Michael Kamakana
by Kij Johnson,. set in historic japan, written by an american, this fantasy is possibly a typical japanese ghost story, elaborated. there are two threads of plot: the writer, a very old princess, and the written, a cat who becomes ...
- Tales of a Nightcrafter: Fudoki: Why Do We Write?
This is a question that has been on mind my since reading the novel Fudoki by Kij Johnson. Fudoki is about an elderly Japanese princess named Harueme who is dying slowly from a lung disease. In her final days she writes ...
- tenemet: 153 / Kij Johnson - Fudoki
153 / Kij Johnson - Fudoki. I cannot remember who it was who recommended this novel to me, so I will just have to thank the happy serendipity which caused my eye to fall upon it while I was pottering around in the Forbidden ...
- A Children's Story and One That Is Not Array The Fantastic in Fiction
?Everyone wanted to tell their stories and to know where they fit in their own fudoki. She was not that different.? Kij Johnson's ?The Cat Who Walked a Thousand Miles? was refreshingly light-hearted and innocent. The short ...
- Taking A Break? | Lazy Bastard Press
... Double Vision, Tricia Sullivan; Moscow But Dreaming, Ekaterina Sedia; The Red Tree, Caitlin R. Kiernan; Fudoki, Kij Johnson; Wide Open, Deborah Coates; We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler.
- Kattomic Energy: Feminist Fiction Friday is Back with Kij Johnson
Feminist Fiction Friday is Back with Kij Johnson. Kij Johnson mostly writes short fiction, but her novel Fudoki was declared one of the best SF/F novels of 2003 by Publisher's Weekly. She's won a number of awards over the ...
- 2013 Reading List Array My Writing Life
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