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Somersault : a novel

Author: Kenzaburō Ōe; Philip Gabriel
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Ten years after recanting their teachings and abandoning their zealous and violent congregation, two men known only as the Patron and Guide of Humankind seek to overcome a radical faction while leading peaceful followers toward a new future.
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Genre/Form: Novels
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ōe, Kenzaburō, 1935-
Somersault.
New York : Grove Press, 2003
(OCoLC)606934979
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenzaburō Ōe; Philip Gabriel
ISBN: 0802117384 9780802117380 0802140459 9780802140456
OCLC Number: 50292609
Description: 570 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Chūgaeri.
Responsibility: by Kenzaburo Oe ; translated from the Japanese by Philip Gabriel.

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Ten years after recanting their teachings and abandoning their zealous and violent congregation, two men known only as the Patron and Guide of Humankind seek to overcome a radical faction while leading peaceful followers toward a new future.

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