The emissary
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New York : New Directions Books, [2018].
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"Japan, after suffering from a massive irreparable disaster, cuts itself off from the world. Children are so weak they can barely stand or walk: the only people with any get-go are the elderly. Mumei lives with his grandfather Yoshiro, who worries about him constantly. They carry on a day-to-day routine in what could be viewed as a post-Fukushima time, with all the children born ancient?frail and gray-haired, yet incredibly compassionate and wise. Mumei may be enfeebled and feverish, but he is a beacon of hope, full of wit and free of self-pity and pessimism. Yoshiro concentrates on nourishing Mumei, a strangely wonderful boy who offers the beauty of the time that is yet to come.""--Amazon.com.

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"A New Directions paperback original."
General Note
"Originally published in Japanese as Kentoshi by Kodansha"--Copyright page.
General Note
"First published as a New Directions Paperbook in 2017"--Copyright page.
Description
"Japan, after suffering from a massive irreparable disaster, cuts itself off from the world. Children are so weak they can barely stand or walk: the only people with any get-go are the elderly. Mumei lives with his grandfather Yoshiro, who worries about him constantly. They carry on a day-to-day routine in what could be viewed as a post-Fukushima time, with all the children born ancient?frail and gray-haired, yet incredibly compassionate and wise. Mumei may be enfeebled and feverish, but he is a beacon of hope, full of wit and free of self-pity and pessimism. Yoshiro concentrates on nourishing Mumei, a strangely wonderful boy who offers the beauty of the time that is yet to come.""--Amazon.com.
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In English, translated from the Japanese.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Tawada, Y., & Mitsutani, M. (2018). The emissary. New York: New Directions Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Tawada, Y?ko, 1960- and Margaret, Mitsutani. 2018. The Emissary. New York: New Directions Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Tawada, Y?ko, 1960- and Margaret, Mitsutani, The Emissary. New York: New Directions Books, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Tawada, Y?ko, and Margaret Mitsutani. The Emissary. New York: New Directions Books, 2018. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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