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The Resource The shut ins, Katherine Brabon

The shut ins, Katherine Brabon

Label
The shut ins
Title
The shut ins
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Brabon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mai and Hikaru went to school together in the city of Nagoya, until Hikaru disappeared when they were eighteen. It is not until ten years later, when Mai runs into Hikaru's mother, Hiromi Sato, that Mai learns he became a hikikomori, a recluse unable to leave his bedroom for years. In secret, Hiromi Sato hires Mai as a 'rental sister', to write letters to Hikaru and encourage him to leave his room. Mai has recently married J, a devoted salaryman with conservative ideas about the kind of wife Mai will be. The renewed contact with her old school friend, Hikaru, stirs Mai's feelings of invisibility within her marriage. She is frustrated with her life and knows she will never fulfil J's obsession with the perfect wife and mother. What else is there for Mai to do but to disappear herself?
Tone
Writing style
Award
NSW Premier's Literary Awards, People's Choice Award for Fiction, 2022.
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10971374
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brabon, Katherine
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Missing persons
  • Social isolation
  • Missing persons
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Loneliness
  • Social isolation
  • Recluses
  • Marriage
  • Loneliness
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Hikikomori
  • Japan
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
The shut ins, Katherine Brabon
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
000068887779
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781760879747
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021027867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1245244115
Label
The shut ins, Katherine Brabon
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
000068887779
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
252 pages
Isbn
9781760879747
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021027867
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1245244115

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