A hair in his spaghetti leaves a husband speechless while his marriage falls apart.
A shark does his best to avoid becoming the featured ingredient in shark fin soup.
A child in Edo Japan hesitates to follow the Shogun's orders.
A man realizes his identity only exists on paper, and breaks free from it.
An editor discovers that love can be tricky.
A girl living above a donut shop can't wait for the donuts to melt.
A boy uncovers his father's obsession and it changes his life forever.
"Bankrupt, a short story by Janice Valerie Young is a screamed, jazzy, nerve-jangling riff on a broken marriage, triggered when the husband complains that a hair of his wife, who feels herself to be the wronged party, has fallen into his spaghetti." The Daily Yomiuri
Praise for Sweet Daruma, a Japan satire:
"An astonishing and deliciously satirical novel." Eye-Ai
"A head-spinning tale that pricks the nerves as much as it delights the imagination." Japanzine
"Young shows a real ability to depict the minutiae of life in the city." Weekender Japan
"Several gigs worth of material that would go down well on the Tokyo comedy club circuit." The Daily Yomiuri
"An incredible journey of self-discovery that ultimately reaches a terrific crescendo." J-Select