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

Tawada, Yōko, 1960- (author.). Mitsutani, Margaret, (translator.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial FIC TAWADA, YOKO (Text) 33946003388100 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780811227629
  • ISBN: 0811227626
  • Physical Description: 138 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : New Directions Books, [2018]

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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.
Subject: Societies > Japan > Fiction.
Ethics > Fiction.
Group identity > Fiction.
Japan > Fiction.
Genre: Dystopias.
Dystopian fiction.

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