The emissary /

Japan, after suffering from a massive irreparable disaster, cuts itself off from the world. Children are so weak they can barely stand or walk: the only people with any get-go are the elderly. Mumei lives with his grandfather Yoshiro, who worries about him constantly. They carry on a day-to-day rout...

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Main Author: Tawada, Yōko, 1960-
Other Authors: Mitsutani, Margaret,
Format: Book
Published: New York : New Directions Books, [2018]
Physical Description: 138 pages ; 21 cm.
Series: A New Directions paperback original ; NDP1405
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245 1 4 |a The emissary /  |c Yoko Tawada ; translated from the Japanese by Margaret Mitsutani. 
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520 |a Japan, after suffering from a massive irreparable disaster, cuts itself off from the world. Children are so weak they can barely stand or walk: the only people with any get-go are the elderly. Mumei lives with his grandfather Yoshiro, who worries about him constantly. They carry on a day-to-day routine in what could be viewed as a post-Fukushima time, with all the children born ancient--frail and gray-haired, yet incredibly compassionate and wise. Mumei may be enfeebled and feverish, but he is a beacon of hope, full of wit and free of self-pity and pessimism. Yoshiro concentrates on nourishing Mumei, a strangely wonderful boy who offers "the beauty of the time that is yet to come. 
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