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Author Hoshino, Tomoyuki, 1965- author.

Title Me / by Tomoyuki Hoshino ; afterword by Kenzaburō Ōe ; translated by Charles De Wolf.

Publication Info. Brooklyn, New York : Akashic Books, 2017.
©2017

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC HOSHINO,T    Available
Description 239 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "Originally published in Japanese in 2010 by Shinchosha"--Title page verso.
Summary A young Tokyoite named Hitoshi Nagano who, on a whim, takes home a cell phone belonging to Daiki Hiyama who accidentally put it on Hitoshi's tray at McDonald's. Hitoshi uses the phone to call Daiki's mother, pretending he is Daiki, and convinces her to wire him 900,000 yen. Three days later, Hitoshi returns home from work to discover Daiki's mother in his apartment, and she seems to truly believe Hitoshi is her son. Even more bizarre, Hitoshi discovers his own parents now treat him as a stranger; they, too, have a "me" living with them as Hitoshi. At a loss for what else to do, Hitoshi begins living as Daiki, and no one seems to bat an eye. Provided by publisher.
Subject Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Older people -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Deception -- Fiction.
Impostors and imposture -- Fiction.
Japan -- Social life and customs -- 21st century -- Fiction.
Tokyo (Japan) -- Fiction.
Added Author Ōe, Kenzaburō, 1935- writer of afterword.
De Wolf, Charles, translator.
Translation of (work): Hoshino, Tomoyuki, 1965- Oreore. English.
ISBN 161775448X
9781617754487

 
    
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