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The Resource The cake tree in the ruins, Akiyuki Nosaka ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori

The cake tree in the ruins, Akiyuki Nosaka ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori

Label
The cake tree in the ruins
Title
The cake tree in the ruins
Statement of responsibility
Akiyuki Nosaka ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"'I am still unable to leave the burnt-out ruins' Akiyuki Nosaka, 2014. In 1945, Akiyuki Nosaka watched the Allied firebombing of Kobe kill his adoptive parents, and then witnessed his sister starving to death. The shocking and blisteringly memorable stories of The Cake Tree in the Ruins are based on his own experiences as a child in Japan during the Second World War.They are stories of a lonely whale searching the oceans for a mate, who sacrifices himself for love; of a mother desperately trying to save her son with her tears; of a huge, magnificent tree which grows amid the ruins of a burnt-out town, its branches made from the sweetest cake imaginable. Profound, heartbreaking and aglow with a piercing beauty, they express the chaos and terror of conflict, yet also how love can illuminate even the darkest moment."--
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1930-2015
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Nosaka, Akiyuki
Dewey number
895.63/5
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
LC call number
PL857.O8
LC item number
A2 2018
Literary form
short stories
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Takemori, Ginny Tapley
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Children and war
Label
The cake tree in the ruins, Akiyuki Nosaka ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The first seven stories in this volume were first published by Pushkin Press in 2015 as The Whale That Fell in Love with a Submarine"--Title page verso
Bar code
  • 31223134597112
  • 31223134597120
  • 31223134597161
  • 31223134597138
  • 31223134597146
  • 31223134597153
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A soldier's family
  • My home bunker
  • A balloon in August
  • The soldier and the horse
  • The whale that fell in love with a submarine
  • The Parrot and the boy
  • The mother that turned into a kite
  • The old she-wolf and the little girl
  • The the red dragonfly and the cockroach
  • The prisoner of war and the little girl
  • The cake tree in the ruins
  • The elephnt and its keeper
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9781782274186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022085029
Label
The cake tree in the ruins, Akiyuki Nosaka ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The first seven stories in this volume were first published by Pushkin Press in 2015 as The Whale That Fell in Love with a Submarine"--Title page verso
Bar code
  • 31223134597112
  • 31223134597120
  • 31223134597161
  • 31223134597138
  • 31223134597146
  • 31223134597153
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A soldier's family
  • My home bunker
  • A balloon in August
  • The soldier and the horse
  • The whale that fell in love with a submarine
  • The Parrot and the boy
  • The mother that turned into a kite
  • The old she-wolf and the little girl
  • The the red dragonfly and the cockroach
  • The prisoner of war and the little girl
  • The cake tree in the ruins
  • The elephnt and its keeper
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9781782274186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022085029

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