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The Ark Sakura

Abe Kobo



Price: $22.99
Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780241675304
Published: November 2023

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New in Penguin Japanese Classics- a surreal work of apocalyptic science fiction

Introducing Penguin Japanese Classics- a collection of some of Japan's most celebrated and ground-breaking 20th century writers, with covers inspired by Japanese art and design. Taking us from a sun-drenched affair in a seaside town to an underground 'ark' full of shadows and eccentrics, with stops at mountains of skulls, lonely apartments and boarding school dormitories, this series is perfect for new and long-time readers of Japanese literature.

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. A science-fiction classic from acclaimed Japanese novelist Kobo Abe, The Ark Sakura's Kafkaesque embrace of nuclear disaster and ecological catastrophe is at turns both hilarious and desperate.

'One of Japan's most venerated writers' David Mitchell

Translated by Juliet Winters Carpenter

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Paperback / softback
ISBN13: 9780241675304
Published: November 2023

Number of pages: 336
Width: 128 mm
Height: 196 mm
Depth: 30 mm

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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