When a young man visits his doctor for a routine check-up, he is told that he'll soon turn into a tree. How odd! A father buys a doll that looks just like his daughter. How creepy! A fortune-teller abducts a woman and teaches her about the meaning of life. How felicitous!With these and other stories, author Yumiko Kawahara welcomes readers into her world...an upside-down place filled with love, obsession and Plant Dolls!