Publication Date: 03/06/2021 ISBN: 9780241454589 Category:

The Ark Sakura

Kobo Abe, Juliet Winters Carpenter

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date: 03/06/2021 ISBN: 9780241454589 Category:
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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

Publisher Review

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 * The New York Times Book Review * 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 * As is true of Poe and Kafka - two writers whose influence does seem apparent - Abe creates on the page an unexpected impulsion. One continues reading, on and on * New Yorker *

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