Izumi Suzuki was born in 1949. After dropping out of highschool she worked in a factory before finding success and infamy as a model and actress. Her acting credits include several classics of 1970s Japanese cinema, as well as softcore pornography. When the father of her children, the jazz musican Kaoru Abe, died of an overdose, Suzuki's creative output went into overdrive and she began producing the irreverent, punky short fiction, novels and essays that ensured her reputation would outstrip and outlast that of the men she'd been associated with in her early life. She took her own life in 1986, leaving behind a decade's worth of groundbreaking and influential writing.
Suzuki is a daring writer and these stories will show the English-language world what she is made of. - Jessica Esa, Metropolis Japan ( 5 Japanese Novels to Read in 2021 )