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The Resource The emissary, Yoko Tawada ; translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani

The emissary, Yoko Tawada ; translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani

Label
The emissary
Title
The emissary
Statement of responsibility
Yoko Tawada ; translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Japan, after suffering from a massive irreparable disaster, cuts itself off from the world. Children are so weak they can barely stand or walk: the only people with any get-go are the elderly. Mumei lives with his grandfather Yoshiro, who worries about him constantly. They carry on a day-to-day routine in what could be viewed as a post-Fukushima time, with all the children born ancient--frail and gray-haired, yet incredibly compassionate and wise. Mumei may be enfeebled and feverish, but he is a beacon of hope, full of wit and free of self-pity and pessimism. Yoshiro concentrates on nourishing Mumei, a strangely wonderful boy who offers "the beauty of the time that is yet to come."A delightful, irrepressibly funny book, The Emissary is filled with light. Yoko Tawada, deftly turning inside-out "the curse," defies gravity and creates a playful joyous novel out of a dystopian one, with a legerdemain uniquely her own
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tawada, Yōko
Dewey number
895.6/35
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL862.A85
LC item number
K4613 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mitsutani, Margaret
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Societies
  • Ethics
  • Group identity
  • Japan
Label
The emissary, Yoko Tawada ; translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn992742755
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
138 pages
Isbn
9780811227629
Lccn
2017041786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780811227629
System control number
(OCoLC)992742755
Label
The emissary, Yoko Tawada ; translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn992742755
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
138 pages
Isbn
9780811227629
Lccn
2017041786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780811227629
System control number
(OCoLC)992742755

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