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The Resource Heaven, Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd

Heaven, Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd

Label
Heaven
Title
Heaven
Statement of responsibility
Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Hailed as a bold foray into new literary territory, Kawakami's novel is told in the voice of a fourteen-year-old student subjected to relentless torment for having a lazy eye. Instead of resisting, the boy suffers in complete resignation. The only person who understands what he is going through is a female classmate who suffers similar treatment at the hands of her tormenters. The young friends meet in secret in the hopes of avoiding any further attention and take solace in each other's company, completely unaware that their relationship has not gone unnoticed by their bullies . . . Kawakami's simple yet profound new work stands as a dazzling testament to her literary talent. Here, she asks us to question the fate of the meek in a society that favours the strong, and the lengths that even children will go in their learned cruelty. There can be little doubt that it has cemented her reputation as one of the most important young authors working to expand the boundaries of contemporary Japanese literature
Cataloging source
YDX
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1976-
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Kawakami, Mieko
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1986-
  • 1986-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bett, Sam
  • Boyd, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Victims of bullying
  • Bullying
  • Friendship
Target audience
adult
Label
Heaven, Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
000069226832
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9781509898244
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1252949617
Label
Heaven, Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd
Publication
Copyright
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
000069226832
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9781509898244
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1252949617

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