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The Resource The emissary, Yoko Tawada ; translated by Margaret Mitsutani

The emissary, Yoko Tawada ; translated by Margaret Mitsutani

Label
The emissary
Title
The emissary
Statement of responsibility
Yoko Tawada ; translated by Margaret Mitsutani
Title variation
Last children of Tokyo
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Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Japan, after suffering from a massive irreparable disaster, cuts itself off from the world. Children are so weak they can barely stand or walk: the only people with any get-go are the elderly. Mumei lives with his grandfather Yoshiro, who worries about him constantly. They carry on a day-to-day routine in what could be viewed as a post-Fukushima time, with all the children born ancient--frail and gray-haired, yet incredibly compassionate and wise. Mumei may be enfeebled and feverish, but he is a beacon of hope, full of wit and free of self-pity and pessimism. Yoshiro concentrates on nourishing Mumei, a strangely wonderful boy who offers "the beauty of the time that is yet to come."A delightful, irrepressibly funny book, The Emissary is filled with light. Yoko Tawada, deftly turning inside-out "the curse," defies gravity and creates a playful joyous novel out of a dystopian one, with a legerdemain uniquely her own
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Summary
In Japan, which has cut itself off from the world after suffering a massive irreparable disaster, Yoshiro cares for his grandson, Mumei, a strangely wonderful boy and ancient soul whom he believes is a beacon of hope for the world in this time of darkness
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Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
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10625475
Cataloging source
DLC
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1960-
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Tawada, Yōko
Dewey number
895.6/35
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1960-
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Mitsutani, Margaret
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True
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  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Societies
  • Ethics
  • Group identity
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
The emissary, Yoko Tawada ; translated by Margaret Mitsutani
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1939198
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780811227629
Lccn
2017041786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780811227629
  • (OCoLC)992742755
Label
The emissary, Yoko Tawada ; translated by Margaret Mitsutani
Publication
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
1939198
Extent
1 volume
Isbn
9780811227629
Lccn
2017041786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780811227629
  • (OCoLC)992742755

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