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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
Title variation
Heaven
Title variation remainder
a novel
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 14-year-old student subjected to relentless torment for having a lazy eye. Instead of resisting, the boy chooses to suffer 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. These raw and realistic portrayals of bullying are counterbalanced by textured exposition of the philosophical and religious debates concerning violence to which the weak are subjected.Kawakami's simple yet profound new work stands as a dazzling testament to her literary talent. 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
  • Bullied because of his lazy eye, a teenage student suffers in silence. The only person who understands what he is going through is a female classmate who is also the victim of bullying. But what is the nature of a friendship if your shared bond is terror? -- adapted from jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
WCFLS
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1976-
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Kawakami, Mieko
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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1986-
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  • Bett, Sam
  • Boyd, David
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  • Victims of bullying
  • Bullying
  • Friendship
  • Bullying
  • Friendship
  • Teenagers
  • Victims of bullying
  • Japan
Label
Heaven, Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Original title: Hevun. Translation copyright ©2021 by Mieko Kawakami." -- verso
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
on1252911231
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9781609456214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1252911231
Label
Heaven, Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd
Publication
Note
"Original title: Hevun. Translation copyright ©2021 by Mieko Kawakami." -- verso
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
on1252911231
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
190 pages
Isbn
9781609456214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1252911231

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