Heaven: A Novel

byMieko KawakamiTranslated bySam Bett, David Boyd

June 4, 2021|
Heaven: A Novel by Mieko Kawakami
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From the bestselling author ofBreasts and Eggs and international literary sensation Mieko Kawakami, a sharp and illuminating novel about the impact of violence and the power of solidarity in our contemporary societies.

Hailed as a bold foray into new literary territory, Kawakami’s novel is told in the voice of a 14-year-old student subjected to relentless torment for having a lazy eye. Instead of resisting, the boy chooses to suffer in complete resignation. The only person who understands what he is going through is a female classmate who suffers similar treatment at the hands of her tormenters.

These raw and realistic portrayals of bullying are counterbalanced by textured exposition of the philosophical and religious debates concerning violence to which the weak are subjected.

Kawakami’s simple yet profound new work stands as a dazzling testament to her literary talent. There can be little doubt that it has cemented her reputation as one of the most important young authors working to expand the boundaries of contemporary Japanese literature.

“One of Japan’s brightest stars is set to explode across the global skies of literature.”—Japan Times

Mieko Kawakami is the author of the internationally best-selling novel, Breasts and Eggs, aNew York Times Notable Book of the Year and one ofTIME’s Best 10 Books of 2020. Born in Osaka, Kawakami made her literary debut as a poet in 2006, and published her first novella, My Ego, My Teeth, and the World, in 2007...
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Title:Heaven: A Novel
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:192 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 8.25 X 5.25 X 0 in
Published:June 4, 2021
Publisher:Europa Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781609456214

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