Heaven / Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd.
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|North Kansas City Public Library||FICTION KAWAKAMI 2021 (Text)||0001002453403||Fiction New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781609456214
- ISBN: 1609456211
- Physical Description: 190 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Europa Editions, 2021.
"Original title: Hevun. Translation copyright �2021 by Mieko Kawakami." -- verso.
Hailed as a bold foray into new literary territory, Kawakami's novel is told in the voice of a 14-year-old student subjected to relentless torment for having a lazy eye. Instead of resisting, the boy chooses to suffer in complete resignation. The only person who understands what he is going through is a female classmate who suffers similar treatment at the hands of her tormenters. These raw and realistic portrayals of bullying are counterbalanced by textured exposition of the philosophical and religious debates concerning violence to which the weak are subjected.Kawakami's simple yet profound new work stands as a dazzling testament to her literary talent. There can be little doubt that it has cemented her reputation as one of the most important young authors working to expand the boundaries of contemporary Japanese literature.
Bullied because of his lazy eye, a teenage student suffers in silence. The only person who understands what he is going through is a female classmate who is also the victim of bullying. But what is the nature of a friendship if your shared bond is terror? -- adapted from jacket
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