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- DescriptionIn time for the one year anniversary of the 2011 earthquake in Japan, a collection of essays and stories by Japanese writers on the devastating disaster, its aftermath, and the resolve of a people to rebuild. On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake occurred off the rtheastern coast of Japan, triggering a 50-foot tsunami that crushed everything in its path highways, airports, villages, trains, and buses leaving death and destruction behind, and causing a major radiation leak from five nuclear plants. Hereeighteen writers give us their trenchant observations and emotional responses to such a tragedy, in what is a fascinating, enigmatic and poignant collection.
- Author BiographyElmer Luke is a writer and editor who has worked in publishing houses in New York and Tokyo, with a range of authors including Tom Wicker, Haruki Murakami, Colleen McCullough, Hiromi Kawakami, and Robert Whiting. He is adviser to the Read Japan project. David Karashima is an author whose first novel, in Japanese, was recipient of a prize for new writers; he is also a widely published translator of contemporary Japanese fiction into English, having translated works by Hitomi Kanehara, Taichi Yamada, Yasutaka Tsutsui, and Hisaki Matsuura, among others. In 2008 he helped found the Read Japan initiative at the Nippon Foundation, a partnership among authors, translators, editors, publishers, and universities to facilitate the publication of Japanese literature in translation.
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectNatural History: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRandom House Inc
- Out-of-print date25/08/2014
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight245 g
- Width133 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byDavid Karashima,Elmer Luke
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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