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The Resource Beasts head for home : a novel, Abe Kb ; translated by Richard F. Calichman

Beasts head for home : a novel, Abe Kb ; translated by Richard F. Calichman

Label
Beasts head for home : a novel
Title
Beasts head for home
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Abe Kb ; translated by Richard F. Calichman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"Set in Manchuria in the aftermath of the Asian Pacific War. The central character is Kuki Kyz, whose settler parents relocated from Japan to the Manchurian puppet-state as the Japanese empire expanded. Kyz's father, a factory technician, dies shortly after he is born. In the course of Japan's defeat and the Soviet Union's occupation of Manchuria, Kyz's mother is seriously wounded, forcing him to remain behind with her rather than evacuate with the other Japanese citizens. Her subsequent death leaves Kyz alone in the abandoned Japanese settlement, and he is employed as a houseboy by Alexandrov, an officer in the Soviet army. Approximately two years after the end of hostilities, Kyz decides to return to Japan. Providing money, a train ticket, and official travel documents, Alexandrov bids Kyz farewell. On the train Kyz meets K, who appears to be a fellow Japanese, much to Kyz's relief. The train is attacked, but Kyz and K manage to escape, fleeing by foot across the harsh Manchurian plains. Kyz gradually comes to realize that K is in possession of stolen heroin and is being pursued by the Chinese Communists, who are battling the Nationalist forces for control of the mainland. Finally arriving at a city, Kyz is betrayed by K, who beats him and steals his identity papers and travel documents. Utterly destitute, Kyz makes his way to a Japanese repatriation center. The difficulty is that Kyz lacks any documents to prove that he is Japanese. Exposure to the elements has left him deeply sunburned, which further casts doubt on his Japanese identity. He wanders the city and meets another Japanese named Okura, who takes an unusual interest in Kyz's relationship with K" --
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Storyline
Character
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Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10566896
Cataloging source
DLC
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1924-1993
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abe, Kb
Dewey number
895.63/5
Index
no index present
Language note
First published in Japanese as Kemonotachi wa koky mezasu
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Calichman, Richard
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Weatherhead books on Asia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Japanese
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Manchuria (China)
Label
Beasts head for home : a novel, Abe Kb ; translated by Richard F. Calichman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 191 pages
Isbn
9780231177047
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2016041666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2016041666
  • DLC
Label
Beasts head for home : a novel, Abe Kb ; translated by Richard F. Calichman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 191 pages
Isbn
9780231177047
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2016041666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 2016041666
  • DLC

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