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Kangaroo Notebook: A Novel

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ISBN 10: 0679746633 / 0-679-74663-3
ISBN 13: 9780679746638
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
In the last novel written before his death in 1993, one of Japan's most distinguished novelists proffered a surreal vision of Japanese society that manages to be simultaneously fearful and jarringly funny. The narrator of Kangaroo Notebook wakes on morning to discover that his legs are growing radish sprouts, an ailment that repulses his doctor but provides the patient with the unusual ability to snack on himself. In short order, Kobo Abe's unraveling protagonist finds himself hurtling in a hospital bed to the very shores of hell. Abe has assembled a cast of oddities into a coherent novel, one imbued with unexpected meaning. Translated from the Japanese by Maryellen Toman Mori.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Japanese

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