The Ark Sakura

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A large, ambitious work about the lives of outcasts in modern Japan and such troubling themes as ecological destruction, old age, violence, and nuclear war.

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‘One of Japan’s most venerated writers’ David Mitchell

In this unnerving fable from one of Japan’s greatest novelists, a recluse known as ‘Mole’ retreats to a vast underground bunker, only to find that strange guests, booby traps and a giant toilet may prove even greater obstacles than nuclear disaster.

‘As is true of Poe and Kafka, Abe creates an unexpected impulsion. One continues reading, on and on’ New Yorker

‘Abe’s depiction of the deadly game of survival is hilarious but at the same time leaves us with a chilling sense of apprehension about the brave new world that awaits us’ Los Angeles Times

Additional information

Weight 0.222 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 11.1 × 2.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

384

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

895.635 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K