Several short pieces scattered in anthologies are available in English, among them "The Smile of a Mountain Witch," "Candlefish
," "The Pale Fox," and the story which received the illustrious Akutagawa Prize and initiated ba's career, "The Three Crabs." These stories, which are often a mix of weird dream, fantasy, and reality, give the reader a good sense of the way ba handles issues of gender, power, and sexuality., ba is attracted to the legend of the yamamba, the mountain witch who chases men to devour them.
Rainbow trout weighing in at 10 pounds, grayling, pike, Dolly Varden, whitefish, lake trout, arctic char and candlefish
can also be fished in the region.