The Ark Sakura

Kobo Abe
Juliet Winters Carpenter (Translator)

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A surreal work of science fiction from one of Japan’s most brilliant novelists

In anticipation of a coming nuclear apocalypse, Mole has converted a huge underground quarry into an ‘ark’. While searching for his crew, he falls for the tricks of a wily insect dealer and his friends. In the surreal drama that ensues, the ark is invaded by first a gang of youths and then a sinister group of elderly people, before Mole himself becomes trapped in the ark’s central piece of equipment – a giant toilet powerful enough to flush almost anything out to sea . . .

A science-fiction classic from acclaimed Japanese novelist Kobe Abe, The Ark Sakura‘s Kafkaesque embrace of nuclear disaster and ecological catastrophe is at turns both hilarious and desperate.

$26

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ISBN – 9780241454589
Publisher – Penguin Books, Limited
Format – Paperback
Publication Date – 03/06/2021
Dimensions – 181mm X 111mm
Categories – Science Fiction and Fantasy

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