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The Resource Ground zero, Nagasaki : stories, Seirai Yūichi ; translated by Paul Warham

Ground zero, Nagasaki : stories, Seirai Yūichi ; translated by Paul Warham

Label
Ground zero, Nagasaki : stories
Title
Ground zero, Nagasaki
Title remainder
stories
Statement of responsibility
Seirai Yūichi ; translated by Paul Warham
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"Set in contemporary Nagasaki, the six short stories in this collection draw a chilling portrait of the ongoing trauma of the detonation of the atomic bomb. Whether they experienced the destruction of the city directly or heard about it from survivors, the characters in these tales filter their pain and alienation through their Catholic faith, illuminating a side of Japanese culture little known in the West. Many of them are descended from the 'hidden Christians' who continued to practice their religion in secret during the centuries when it was outlawed in Japan. Urakami Cathedral, the center of Japanese Christian life, stood at ground zero when the bomb fell. In 'Birds, ' a man in his sixties reflects on his life as a husband and father. Just a baby when he was found crying in the rubble near ground zero, he does not know who his parents were. His birthday is set as the day the bomb was dropped. In other stories, a woman is haunted by her brief affair with a married man, and the parents of a schizophrenic man struggle to come to terms with the murder their son committed. These characters battle with guilt, shame, loss, love, and the limits of human understanding. Ground Zero, Nagasaki vividly depicts a city and people still scarred by the memory of August 9, 1945"--Provided by publisher
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EBLCP
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Seirai, Yūichi
Dewey number
895.63/6
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
LC call number
PL861.E345
LC item number
B3513 2015eb
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Warham, Paul
  • Seirai, Yūichi
Series statement
Weatherhead Books on Asia
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  • Atomic bomb victims
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Atomic bomb victims
  • Japan
Label
Ground zero, Nagasaki : stories, Seirai Yūichi ; translated by Paul Warham
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Original title Bakushin
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
Contents
Nails -- Stone -- Insects -- Honey -- Shells -- Birds
Control code
902416401
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322489698
Lccn
2014014498
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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  • d72e3e18-c7fd-419c-9b8e-b5893d09ace0
  • 22573/ctt13k0s54
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)902416401
Label
Ground zero, Nagasaki : stories, Seirai Yūichi ; translated by Paul Warham
Publication
Copyright
Note
Original title Bakushin
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
Contents
Nails -- Stone -- Insects -- Honey -- Shells -- Birds
Control code
902416401
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781322489698
Lccn
2014014498
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • d72e3e18-c7fd-419c-9b8e-b5893d09ace0
  • 22573/ctt13k0s54
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)902416401

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