From the library:
|The Lonesome Body Builder|
Genre: short stories, in translation
The Lonesome Bodybuilder (story)
When I got home from the supermarket, my husband was watching a boxing match on TV.
"I didn't know you watched this kind of thing. I never would have guessed, " I said, putting down the bag of groceries on the living room table. He made a noncommittal noise from the sofa, He seemed to be really engrossed.
"Who's winning? The big one or the little one?"Theme of the story: What does it take for an introverted husband to finally take notice of his wife? She goes on to become a body builder.....
(from the story, An Exotic Marriage)
I felt a lingering guilt about how easy I had it. Owning a home at this age, I felt as if I had somehow managed to cheat at life.
I am finding these to be thought-provoking and very unusual stories. Use of magical realism.