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Author Oyamada, Hiroko, 1983- author
小山田浩子, 1983-
Title Kōjō. English
The factory / Hiroko Oyamada ; translated from the Japanese by David Boyd
Imprint New York : New Direction Books, 2019
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  PL874.Y36 K65313 2019    AVAILABLE    30610020621835
Descript 116 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series New Directions paperbook ; 1460
New Directions paperbook ; 1460
Note "Originally published in 2013 as Kojo by Shinchosha Publishing Co., Tokyo"--Title page verso
"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. With hints of Kafka and unexpected moments of creeping humor, Hiroko Oyamada is one of the boldest writers of her generation"-- Provided by publisher
Translated from the Japanese
Subject Factories -- Employees -- Fiction
Industrial relations -- Fiction
Hallucinations and illusions -- Fiction
Japan -- Fiction
Fiction. fast (OCoLC)fst01423787
Psychological fiction. fast (OCoLC)fst01726481
Satirical fiction. fast (OCoLC)fst02007227
Psychological fiction. lcgft
Satirical fiction. lcgft
Alt Author Translation of : Oyamada, Hiroko, 1983- Kōjō. English
Boyd, David (David G.), translator
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