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The Emissary|Yoko Tawada
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Overview

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.

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811227629
  • ISBN-10: 0811227626
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Publish Date: April 2018
  • Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds
  • Page Count: 128

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