The Emissary

By Tawada, Yoko

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ISBN
9780811227629
Publisher
New Directions


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Library Journal

Reviewed on January 1, 2018  |  Fiction

Japanese-born, Germany-based Tawada (Memoirs of a Polar Bear) writes facilely in both languages and creates incomparable award-winning fiction that defies easy labels. Tawada's latest in translation (smoothly rendered by Mitsutani, who also translated one of Tawada's earliest works, the three-storied The Bridegroom Was a Dog) introduces a symbiotically bonded duo who are a century apart in age. At almost 108, Yoshiro still jogs every morning for half an hour—with a rente...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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