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The Resource The forest of wool and steel, Natsu Miyashita ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel

The forest of wool and steel, Natsu Miyashita ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel

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The forest of wool and steel
Title
The forest of wool and steel
Statement of responsibility
Natsu Miyashita ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
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Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Tomura is startled by the hypnotic sound of a piano being tuned in his school. It seeps into his soul and transports him to the forests, dark and gleaming, that surround his beloved mountain village. From that moment, he is determined to discover more. Under the tutelage of three master piano-tuners ? one humble, one cheery, one ill-tempered ? Tomura embarks on his training, never straying too far from a single, unfathomable question: do I have what it takes? Set in small-town Japan, this warm and mystical story is for the lucky few who have found their calling ? and for the rest of us who are still searching. It shows that the road to finding one?s purpose is a winding path, often filled with treacherous doubts and, for those who persevere, astonishing moments of revelation
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What he experienced that day wasn't life-changing. It was life-making. Tomura is startled by the hypnotic sound of a piano being tuned in his school. It seeps into his soul and transports him to the forests, dark and gleaming, that surround his beloved mountain village. From that moment, he is determined to discover more. Under the tutelage of three master piano-tuners, one humble, one cheery, one ill-tempered, Tomura embarks on his training, never straying too far from a single, unfathomable question- do I have what it takes? Set in small-town Japan, this warm and mystical story is for the lucky few who have found their calling and for the rest of us who are still searching. It shows that the road to finding one's purpose is a winding path, often filled with treacherous doubts and, for those who persevere, astonishing moments of revelation. Contains 5 exquisite hand-drawn illustrations.
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10762646
Cataloging source
YDX
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1967-
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Miyashita, Natsu
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
fiction
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1953-
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  • Gabriel, Philip
  • Eason, Rohan Daniel
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True
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  • Piano technicians
  • Piano
  • Music
  • Coming of age
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
The forest of wool and steel, Natsu Miyashita ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Japanese as Hitsuji to hagane no mori by Natsu Miyashita in 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065205404
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
214 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857525185
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1045196015
Label
The forest of wool and steel, Natsu Miyashita ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Japanese as Hitsuji to hagane no mori by Natsu Miyashita in 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000065205404
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
214 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780857525185
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1045196015

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