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The Resource The hole, Hiroko Oyamada ; translated from the Japanese by David Boyd

The hole, Hiroko Oyamada ; translated from the Japanese by David Boyd

Label
The hole
Title
The hole
Statement of responsibility
Hiroko Oyamada ; translated from the Japanese by David Boyd
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Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"Asa's husband is transferring jobs, and his new office is located near his family's home in the countryside. During an exceptionally hot summer, the young married couple move in, and Asa does her best to quickly adjust to their new rural lives, to their remoteness, to the constant presence of her in-laws and the incessant buzz of cicadas. While her husband is consumed with his job, Asa is left to explore her surroundings on her own: she makes trips to the supermarket, halfheartedly looks for work, and tries to find interesting ways of killing time. One day, while running an errand for her mother-in-law, she comes across a strange creature, follows it to the embankment of a river, and ends up falling into a hole-a hole that seems to have been made specifically for her. This is the first in a series of bizarre experiences that drive Asa deeper into the mysteries of this rural landscape filled with eccentric characters and unidentifiable creatures, leading her to question her role in this world, and eventually, her sanity"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oyamada, Hiroko
Dewey number
895.63/6
Index
no index present
Language note
In English. Translated from Japanese
LC call number
PL874.Y36
LC item number
A6513 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Boyd, David
Series statement
New Directions paperbook
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Country life
  • Monsters
Label
The hole, Hiroko Oyamada ; translated from the Japanese by David Boyd
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "NDP 1460" -- spine; "first published as New Directions paperbook 1487 in 2020" -- title page verso
  • Originally published in 2014 as Ana by Shinchosha Publishing Co., Tokyo
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1157824421
Edition
English language edition.
Extent
92 pages ; 20 cm.
Isbn
9780811228879
Lccn
2020021695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1157824421
Label
The hole, Hiroko Oyamada ; translated from the Japanese by David Boyd
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "NDP 1460" -- spine; "first published as New Directions paperbook 1487 in 2020" -- title page verso
  • Originally published in 2014 as Ana by Shinchosha Publishing Co., Tokyo
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1157824421
Edition
English language edition.
Extent
92 pages ; 20 cm.
Isbn
9780811228879
Lccn
2020021695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1157824421

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