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The Cake Tree in the Ruins

Akiyuki Nosaka ; translated from the Japanese by Ginny Tapley Takemori
Format
Book
Published
London : Pushkin Press, 2018.
Language
Translated from the Japanese
Uniform Title
Sensō Dōwashū English
ISBN
1782274189, 9781782274186
Summary
"'I am still unable to leave the burnt-out ruins' Akiyuki Nosaka, 2014. In 1945, Akiyuki Nosaka watched the Allied firebombing of Kobe kill his adoptive parents, and then witnessed his sister starving to death. The shocking and blisteringly memorable stories of The Cake Tree in the Ruins are based on his own experiences as a child in Japan during the Second World War.They are stories of a lonely whale searching the oceans for a mate, who sacrifices himself for love; of a mother desperately trying to save her son with her tears; of a huge, magnificent tree which grows amid the ruins of a burnt-out town, its branches made from the sweetest cake imaginable. Profound, heartbreaking and aglow with a piercing beauty, they express the chaos and terror of conflict, yet also how love can illuminate even the darkest moment."--
Contents
  • Whale that fell in love with a submarine
  • Parrot and the boy
  • Mother that turned into a kite
  • Old she-wolf and the little girl
  • The red dragonfly and the cockroach
  • Prisoner of war and the little girl
  • Cake tree in the ruins
  • Elephnt and its keeper
  • A soldier's family
  • My home bunker
  • A balloon in August
  • Soldier and the horse.
Description
157 pages ; 17 cm
Notes
"The first seven stories in this volume were first published by Pushkin Press in 2015 as The Whale That Fell in Love with a Submarine"--Title page verso.
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