The Emissary

The Emissary

Book - 2018
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"Japan, after suffering from a massive irreparable disaster, cuts itself off from the world. Children are so weak they can barely stand or walk: the only people with any get-go are the elderly. Mumei lives with his grandfather Yoshiro, who worries about him constantly. They carry on a day-to-day routine in what could be viewed as a post-Fukushima time, with all the children born ancient?frail and gray-haired, yet incredibly compassionate and wise. Mumei may be enfeebled and feverish, but he is a beacon of hope, full of wit and free of self-pity and pessimism. Yoshiro concentrates on nourishing Mumei, a strangely wonderful boy who offers the beauty of the time that is yet to come.""--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : New Directions Books, [2018]
ISBN: 9780811227629
Branch Call Number: FICTION TAWADA 2018
Characteristics: 138 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Mitsutani, Margaret - Translator

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