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The Resource The boy in the earth, Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell

The boy in the earth, Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell

Label
The boy in the earth
Title
The boy in the earth
Statement of responsibility
Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell
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Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"Winner of the Akutagawa Prize, Japan's most prestigious literary award. An unnamed Tokyo taxi driver has experienced a rupture from his everyday life. As he picks up fares that take him through Tokyo's night streets, offering him glimpses into the lives of his passengers, he can't escape his own nihilistic thoughts. Almost without meaning to, he puts himself in harm's way; he can't stop daydreaming of suicide, envisioning himself returning to the earth in what soon become terrifying blackout episodes. The truth is, his long-estranged father has tried to reach out to him, triggering a cascade of traumatized memories. As the cab driver wrestles with the grim truth about his past, the history of violence in his childhood among foster families and orphanages, he also confronts his real-world responsibilities--his troubled girlfriend's blossoming alcoholism and unhappiness over her own sad past. The Boy in the Earth is a closely told character study that poses a difficult question: are some lives so damaged they are beyond redemption? Is every child worth trying to save--or are some too ruined by their abusers to ever function in society? A poignant and thought-provoking tour de force"--
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Summary
A taxi driver who works a night shift cannot stop daydreaming of suicide, an obsessive fantasy that leads to terrifying blackout episodes, after his long-estranged father contacts him, triggering traumatic memories that force him to confront his violent past as well as his real-world responsibilities
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10561682
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
895.636
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
The boy in the earth, Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
147 pages
Isbn
9781616955946
Lccn
2016044296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20170428-074-S
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn955008779
  • (OCoLC)955008779
  • 464765
  • 469631
  • 469631
Label
The boy in the earth, Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Allison Markin Powell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
147 pages
Isbn
9781616955946
Lccn
2016044296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Stock number
BRO-copy20170428-074-S
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn955008779
  • (OCoLC)955008779
  • 464765
  • 469631
  • 469631

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