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Author Oyamada, Hiroko, 1983- author.

Title The factory / Hiroko Oyamada ; translated from the Japanese by David Boyd.

Publication Info. New York : New Direction Books, 2019.


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 GDL Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  OYAMADA,HIR    DUE 10-30-20
 PAS Central Library Fiction  New Shelf  FIC OYAMADA,H    DUE 10-19-20
 PAS Hastings Branch Fiction    FIC OYAMADA,H    Available
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Description 116 pages ; 21 cm.
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Series New Directions paperbook ; 1460
New Directions paperbook ; 1460.
Note "Originally published in 2013 as Kojo by Shinchosha Publishing Co., Tokyo"--Title page verso.
Summary In an unnamed Japanese city, three seemingly normal and unrelated characters find work at a sprawling industrial factory. They each focus intently on their specific jobs: one studies moss, one shreds paper, and the other proofreads incomprehensible documents. Life in the factory has its own logic and momentum, and, eventually, the factory slowly expands and begins to take over everything, enveloping these poor workers. The very margins of reality seem to be dissolving: all forms of life capriciously evolve, strange creatures begin to appear. After a while, it could be weeks or years, the workers don't even have the ability to ask themselves: where does the factory end and the rest of the world begin? Told in three alternating first-person narratives, The Factory casts a vivid--if sometimes surreal--portrait of the absurdity and meaninglessness of modern life.
Subject Factories -- Employees -- Fiction.
Industrial relations -- Fiction.
Hallucinations and illusions -- Fiction.
Japan -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Psychological fiction.
Satirical fiction.
Added Author Translation of : Oyamada, Hiroko, 1983- K¿‍j¿‍. English.
Boyd, David (David G.), translator.
Added Title K¿‍j¿‍. English
ISBN 9780811228855 (paperback ; alkaline paper) $13.95
0811228851 (paperback ; alkaline paper) $13.95

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