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Beasts Head for Home - (Weatherhead Books on Asia) by Kobo Abe (Hardcover)

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In the aftermath of World War II, Kuki Kyuzo, a Japanese youth raised in the puppet state of Manchuria, struggles to return home to Japan. What follows is a wild journey involving drugs, smuggling, chases, and capture. Kyuzo finally makes his way to the waters off Japan but finds himself unable to disembark. His nation remains inaccessible to him, and now he questions its very existence. Beasts Head for Home is an acute novel of identity, belonging, and the vagaries of human behavior from an exceptional modern Japanese author.
Number of Pages: 191
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Japanese, History
Series Title: Weatherhead Books on Asia
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr
Author: Kobo Abe
Language: English
Street Date: May 23, 2017
TCIN: 52219278
UPC: 9780231177047
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-3654

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