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The cake tree in the ruins

Author: Akiyuki Nosaka; Ginny Tapley Takemori
Publisher: London : Pushkin Press, 2018. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'I am still unable to leave the burnt-out ruins' Akiyuki Nosaka, 2014. In 1945, Akiyuki Nosaka watched the Allied firebombing of Kobe kill his adoptive parents, and then witnessed his sister starving to death. The shocking and blisteringly memorable stories of The Cake Tree in the Ruins are based on his own experiences as a child in Japan during the Second World War. They are stories of a lonely whale searching the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Akiyuki Nosaka; Ginny Tapley Takemori
ISBN: 1782274189 9781782274186
OCLC Number: 1022085029
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: "The first seven stories in this volume were first published by Pushkin Press in 2015 as The Whale That Fell in Love with a Submarine"--Title page verso.
Description: 157 pages ; 17 cm
Contents: The whale that fell in love with a submarine --
The Parrot and the boy --
The mother that turned into a kite --
The old she-wolf and the little girl --
The the red dragonfly and the cockroach --
The prisoner of war and the little girl --
The cake tree in the ruins --
The elephnt and its keeper --
A soldier's family --
My home bunker --
A balloon in August --
The soldier and the horse.
Other Titles: Sensō dōwashū.
Responsibility: Akiyuki Nosaka ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori.

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