The Ark Sakura

Author: Abe, Kobo
Homepage 9780241454589

Stock information

General Fields

  • : $22.99(AUD)
  • : 9780241454589
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • :
  • :
  • : January 2021
  • : --- length: - '18.1' width: - '11.1' units: - Centimeters
  • :
  • : 22.99
  • :
  • :
  • :
  • : books

Special Fields

  • :
  • :
  • : Abe, Kobo
  • : Penguin Science Fiction Ser.
  • : Paperback
  • :
  • :
  • : English
  • : 895.6/35
  • :
  • :
  • : 384
  • :
  • :
  • :
  • :
  • :
Barcode 9780241454589
9780241454589

Description

In anticipation of a coming nuclear apocalypse, Mole has converted a huge underground quarry into an 'ark'. While searching for his crew, he falls for the tricks of a wily insect dealer and his friends. In the surreal drama that ensues, the ark is invaded by first a gang of youths and then a sinister group of elderly people, before Mole himself becomes trapped in the ark's central piece of equipment - a giant toilet powerful enough to flush almost anything out to sea . . . A science-fiction classic from acclaimed Japanese novelist Kobe Abe, The Ark Sakura's Kafkaesque embrace of nuclear disaster and ecological catastrophe is at turns both hilarious and desperate.