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Author Y, Miri, 1968- author.

Title Tokyo Ueno station / Yu Miri ; translated by Morgan Giles.

Publication Info. 2005
New York : Riverhead Books, 2020.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL NEW Material - DKLY-12  FIC YU    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Fiction - NLBB-1  MIR    DUE 10-29-20
 Silvis PL Adult Fiction - SVPG-6  FIC YU    AVAILABLE
Edition First American edition.
Description 180 pages ; 19 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note First published in Japan by Kawade Shob Shinsha as JR Ueno-eki Koen-guchi, Tokyo, 2014. First published in Great Britain in paperback in English by Tilted Axis Press, London, 2019.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Language Translated from the Japanese.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Subject Homeless persons -- Japan -- Fiction.
Working class -- Japan -- Fiction.
Parks -- Japan -- Tokyo -- Fiction.
Homeless persons. (OCoLC)fst00959445
Parks. (OCoLC)fst01053705
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Working class. (OCoLC)fst01180418
Japan -- Social conditions -- 21st century -- Fiction.
Tokyo (Japan) -- Fiction.
Ueno Ken (Tokyo, Japan) -- Fiction.
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
Japan -- Tokyo. (OCoLC)fst01204835
Japan -- Tokyo -- Ueno Ken. (OCoLC)fst01316363
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Ghost stories.
Ghost stories.
Added Author Giles, Morgan, translator.
Added Title JR Ueno-eki kenguchi. English
Other Form: Online version: Y, Miri, 1968- Tokyo Ueno station New York : Riverhead, 2020. 9780593187524 (DLC) 2019052106
ISBN 9780593088029 (hardcover)

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