The Resource Me, (electronic resource)

Me, (electronic resource)

Label
Me
Title
Me
Statement of responsibility
Tomoyuki Hoshino ; afterword by Kenzaburo Oe ; translated by Charles De Wolf
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This novel centers on the "It's me" telephone scam--often targeting the elderly--that has escalated in Japan in recent years. Typically, the caller identifies himself only by saying, "Hey, it's me," and goes on to claim in great distress that he's been in an accident or lost some money with which he was entrusted at work, etc., and needs funds wired to his account right away. ME's narrator is a nondescript young Tokyoite named Hitoshi Nagano who, on a whim, takes home a cell phone that a young man named Daiki Hiyama accidentally put on Hitoshi's tray at McDonald's. Hitoshi uses the phone to call Daiki's mother, pretending he is Daiki, and convinces her to wire him 900,000 yen. Three days later, Hitoshi returns home from work to discover Daiki's mother there in his apartment, and she seems to truly believe Hitoshi is her son. Even more bizarre, Hitoshi discovers his own parents now treat him as a stranger; they, too, have a "me" living with them as Hitoshi. At a loss for what else to do, Hitoshi begins living as Daiki, and no one seems to bat an eye. In a brilliant probing of identity, and employing a highly original style that subverts standard narrative forms, Tomoyuki Hoshino elevates what might have been a commonplace crime story to an occasion for philosophical reflection. In the process, he offers profound insights into the state of contemporary Japanese society. With an afterword by Kenzaburo Oe. Translated from Japanese by Charles De Wolf
Summary
The unsettling story of a young man who suffers an identity crisis after getting tangled up in a telephone scam
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10569111
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoshino, Tomoyuki
Dewey number
FICTION
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1935-
  • 1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ōe, Kenzaburō
  • De Wolf, Charles
  • Hoshino, Tomoyuki
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Older people
  • Deception
  • Impostors and imposture
  • Electronic books
  • Japan
  • Tokyo (Japan)
Target audience
adult
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Label
Me, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11884877
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781617755569
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11884877
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11884877
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Me, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11884877
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781617755569
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11884877
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11884877
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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