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The Resource The thief, Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Satoko Izumo and Stephen Coates

The thief, Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Satoko Izumo and Stephen Coates

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The thief
Title
The thief
Statement of responsibility
Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Satoko Izumo and Stephen Coates
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
A page-turning and yet profound novel from Japan's most decorated young writer. Winner of the Oe Prize and translated into English for the first time The Thief is a seasoned pickpocket. Anonymous in his tailored suit, he weaves in and out of Tokyo crowds, stealing wallets from strangers so smoothly sometimes he does not even remember the snatch
Member of
Summary
The thief of the title and the star of the book is mostly anonymous -- as a pickpocket, his livelihood depends on an ability to get close to people without them noticing or remembering him. But he can't remain aloof forever: entanglements with a young boy learning to steal groceries and a former partner who gets him involved in a deadly home invasion force him to confront his life, which he is now in danger of losing. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10078890
Cataloging source
DLC
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1977-
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Nakamura, Fuminori
Dewey number
895.636
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
novels
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  • Izumo, Satoko
  • Coates, Stephen
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True
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  • Pickpockets
  • Tokyo (Japan)
Target audience
adult
Label
The thief, Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Satoko Izumo and Stephen Coates
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000050078743
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
211 p.
Isbn
9781780339139
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Label
The thief, Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Satoko Izumo and Stephen Coates
Publication
Control code
000050078743
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
211 p.
Isbn
9781780339139
Isbn Type
(hbk.)

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