The Resource Heaven and hell : a novel of a Manchukuo childhood, Takarabe Toriko ; translated by Phyllis Birnbaum

Heaven and hell : a novel of a Manchukuo childhood, Takarabe Toriko ; translated by Phyllis Birnbaum

Label
Heaven and hell : a novel of a Manchukuo childhood
Title
Heaven and hell
Title remainder
a novel of a Manchukuo childhood
Statement of responsibility
Takarabe Toriko ; translated by Phyllis Birnbaum
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"Takarabe Toriko's autobiographical novel Heaven and Hell is a beautiful, chilling account of her childhood in Manchukuo, the puppet state established by the Japanese in northeast China in 1932. As seen through the eyes of a precocious young girl named Masuko, the frontier town of Jiamusi and its inhabitants are by turns enchanting, bemusing, and horrifying. Takarabe skillfully captures Masuko's voice with language that savors Manchukuo's lush forests and vast terrain, but violence and murder are ever present, as much a part of the scenery as the grand Sungari River. Masuko recounts the "Heaven" of her early life in Jiamusi, a place so cold in winter her joints freeze as she walks to school. She accepts this world, with its gentle ways and terrible brutality, because it is the only home she has known. Masuko feels at ease wandering among the street vendors hawking their hot and sticky steamed cakes or watching the cook slaughter ducks for dinner, and takes pleasure in following the routines of her Chinese, Russian, and Japanese neighbors. Her world is shattered in 1945, when she and her family must flee their adopted home and struggle, along with other Japanese settlers, to return to Japan. This second half of the book, the "Hell" of refugee life, is heartbreaking and disturbing, yet described with ferocious honesty."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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1933-2020
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Takarabe, Toriko
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
LC call number
PL862.A424134
LC item number
T4613 2018eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Birnbaum, Phyllis
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children
  • Japanese fiction
  • Refugee children
  • FICTION
  • Refugee children
  • Japanese fiction
  • Children
  • China
  • FICTION / Historical
Label
Heaven and hell : a novel of a Manchukuo childhood, Takarabe Toriko ; translated by Phyllis Birnbaum
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the Japanese
  • "Originally published as Tempu meifu by Kodansha, Inc., Tokyo"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 132 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824876388
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctv107qq01
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1098213516
  • (OCoLC)on1098213516
Label
Heaven and hell : a novel of a Manchukuo childhood, Takarabe Toriko ; translated by Phyllis Birnbaum
Publication
Note
  • Translated from the Japanese
  • "Originally published as Tempu meifu by Kodansha, Inc., Tokyo"--Title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 132 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824876388
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctv107qq01
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1098213516
  • (OCoLC)on1098213516

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