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The Resource Tokyo Ueno station, Yu Miri ; translated by Morgan Giles

Tokyo Ueno station, Yu Miri ; translated by Morgan Giles

Label
Tokyo Ueno station
Title
Tokyo Ueno station
Statement of responsibility
Yu Miri ; translated by Morgan Giles
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"A surreal, devastating story of a homeless ghost who haunts one of Tokyo's busiest train stations. Kazu is dead. Born in Fukushima in 1933, the same year as the Japanese Emperor, his life is tied by a series of coincidences to the Imperial family and has been shaped at every turn by modern Japanese history. But his life story is also marked by bad luck, and now, in death, he is unable to rest, doomed to haunt the park near Ueno Station in Tokyo. Kazu's life in the city began and ended in that park; he arrived there to work as a laborer in the preparations for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and ended his days living in the vast homeless village in the park, traumatized by the destruction of the 2011 tsunami and shattered by the announcement of the 2020 Olympics. Through Kazu's eyes, we see daily life in Tokyo buzz around him and learn the intimate details of his personal story, how loss and society's inequalities and constrictions spiraled towards this ghostly fate, with moments of beauty and grace just out of reach. A powerful masterwork from one of Japan's most brilliant outsider writers, Tokyo Ueno Station is a book for our times and a look into a marginalized existence in a shiny global megapolis"--
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1968-
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Yū, Miri
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
novels
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Giles, Morgan,
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  • Homeless persons
  • Working class
  • Parks
  • Japan
  • Tokyo (Japan)
  • Ueno Kōen (Tokyo, Japan)
  • FICTION / Family Life / General
  • FICTION / City Life
  • FICTION / Ghost
  • Homeless persons
  • Parks
  • Social conditions
  • Working class
  • Japan
  • Japan
  • Japan
Label
Tokyo Ueno station, Yu Miri ; translated by Morgan Giles
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Japan by Kawade Shobō Shinsha as JR Ueno-eki Koen-guchi, Tokyo, 2014. First published in Great Britain in paperback in English by Tilted Axis Press, London, 2019"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1127547912
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First American edition
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780593187524
Lccn
2019052105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1127547912
Label
Tokyo Ueno station, Yu Miri ; translated by Morgan Giles
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Japan by Kawade Shobō Shinsha as JR Ueno-eki Koen-guchi, Tokyo, 2014. First published in Great Britain in paperback in English by Tilted Axis Press, London, 2019"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1127547912
Dimensions
19 cm
Edition
First American edition
Extent
180 pages
Isbn
9780593187524
Lccn
2019052105
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1127547912

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