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Sacred cesium ground and Isa's deluge : two novellas of Japan's 3/11 disaster

Author: Yūsuke Kimura; Douglas Slaymaker
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
Series: Weatherhead books on Asia.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In these two novellas, Kimura Yusuke explores human and animal life in northern Japan after the natural and nuclear disasters of March 11, 2011. Kimura inscribes the 'Triple Disaster' into a rich regional tradition of storytelling, incorporating far-flung voices and experiences to testify to life and the desire to represent it in the aftermath of calamity. In Sacred Cesium Ground, a woman from Tokyo travels to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: FICTION / Literary
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kimura, Yūsuke, 1970- author.
Sacred cesium ground and Isa's deluge
New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018053366
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yūsuke Kimura; Douglas Slaymaker
ISBN: 9780231189439 0231189435 9780231189422 0231189427
OCLC Number: 1035441660
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: Translated from the Japanese.
Awards: Winner of William F. Sibley Memorial Subvention Award for Japanese Translation 2018
Description: 164 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Sacred Cesium GroundIsa's DelugeAfterword
Series Title: Weatherhead books on Asia.
Responsibility: Kimura Yūsuke ; translated by Doug Slaymaker.

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In these two novellas, Kimura Yusuke explores human and animal life in northern Japan after the natural and nuclear disasters of March 11, 211. Kimura inscribes the "Triple Disaster" into a rich  Read more...

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Isa's Deluge is at once a story of the triple disaster in northeastern Japan and of one man's search for his roots. Kimura's themes of destruction and ancestry culminate in an unforgettable, searing Read more...

 
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