The Resource The emissary, Yoko Tawada ; translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani

The emissary, Yoko Tawada ; translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani

Label
The emissary
Title
The emissary
Statement of responsibility
Yoko Tawada ; translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani
Title variation
Last children of Tokyo
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
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
Member of
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
Theme
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Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10625475
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
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Tawada, Yōko
Dewey number
895.6/35
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mitsutani, Margaret
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Societies
  • Ethics
  • Group identity
  • Great-grandfathers
  • Grandparent and child
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
The emissary, Yoko Tawada ; translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published under the title: Kentoshi in 2014
  • "A New Directions paperback original"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
138 pages
Isbn
9780811227629
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The emissary, Yoko Tawada ; translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • First published under the title: Kentoshi in 2014
  • "A New Directions paperback original"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
138 pages
Isbn
9780811227629
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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