Heaven A novel

by Kawakami, Mieko, 1976-

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Summary
From the bestselling author of Breasts and Eggs and international literary sensation Mieko Kawakami, a sharp and illuminating novel about the impact of violence and the power of solidarity in our contemporary societies. Hailed as a bold foray into new literary territory, Kawakami's novel is told in the voice of a 14-year-old student subjected to relentless torment for having a lazy eye. Instead of resisting, the boy chooses to suffer 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. These raw and realistic portrayals of bullying are counterbalanced by textured exposition of the philosophical and religious debates concerning violence to which the weak are subjected. Kawakami's simple yet profound new work stands as a dazzling testament to her literary talent. 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. "One of Japan's brightest stars is set to explode across the global skies of literature."{u2014}Japan Times
Additional Information
Subjects Victims of bullying Fiction
Bullying Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Literature
Fiction
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Europa Editions,2021
Europa Editions2021
Other Titles Hevun.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781609456306
1609456300
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