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Heaven / Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd.

Heaven / Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd.
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ISBN 9781509898244 (paperback)
Author Kawakami, Mieko, 1976- author.
Title Heaven / Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett and David Boyd.
Publisher/Date London : Picador, 2021.
©2021
Pagination etc. 167 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary Note Hailed as a bold foray into new literary territory, Kawakami's novel is told in the voice of a fourteen-year-old student subjected to relentless torment for having a lazy eye. Instead of resisting, the boy suffers 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. The young friends meet in secret in the hopes of avoiding any further attention and take solace in each other's company, completely unaware that their relationship has not gone unnoticed by their bullies . . . Kawakami's simple yet profound new work stands as a dazzling testament to her literary talent. Here, she asks us to question the fate of the meek in a society that favours the strong, and the lengths that even children will go in their learned cruelty. 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.
Language note Translated from the Japanese.
Subject Victims of bullying -- Fiction
Bullying -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Added Author Bett, Sam, 1986- translator.
Boyd, David (David G.), 1986- translator. translator.
Shelf Location F KAWA
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