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The Resource Slow boat : a slow boat to China RMX, Hideo Furukawa ; translated by David Boyd

Slow boat : a slow boat to China RMX, Hideo Furukawa ; translated by David Boyd

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Slow boat : a slow boat to China RMX
Title
Slow boat
Title remainder
a slow boat to China RMX
Statement of responsibility
Hideo Furukawa ; translated by David Boyd
Title variation
  • Slow boat to China RMX
  • Slow boat to China remix
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
  • "Trapped in Tokyo, left behind by a series of girlfriends, the narrator of Slow Boat sizes up his situation. His missteps, his violent rebellions, his tiny victories. But he is not a passive loser, content to accept all that fate hands him. He attempts one last escape to the edges of the city, holding the only safety net he has known - his dreams. Filled with lyrical longing and humour, Slow Boat captures perfectly the urge to get away and the necessity of finding yourself in a world which might never even be looking for you"--page [4] of cover
  • Boku has an uneasy preoccupation with dreams - and with making and losing lovers. And when he first runs away from Tokyo, his dreams and his reality gradually start to shift and overlap. This is a story of three failed escapes - and the loss of three girlfriends in the process. The first girlfriend is taken away, the second runs away, and the third is sent away by Boku himself. A startling tale about the anguished battle to escape oneself, this structurally complex and fascinating novella is both a homage to Haruki Murakami and a stunning piece of magical realism
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Cataloging source
YDX
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1966-
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Furukawa, Hideo
Dewey number
895.63/6
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
LC call number
PL870.R85
LC item number
C4813 2017
Literary form
fiction
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Boyd, David
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  • Escapes
  • Tokyo (Japan)
  • Escapes
  • Japan
Label
Slow boat : a slow boat to China RMX, Hideo Furukawa ; translated by David Boyd
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published as Chugoku yuki no surō bōto RMX in 2003 ; later published under the title 2002-nen no surō bōto in 2006
  • Inspired by Haruki Murakami's short story "A slow boat to China"--Liner notes [Author's notes], page 124
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
958413461
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
124 pages
Isbn
9781782273288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)958413461
Label
Slow boat : a slow boat to China RMX, Hideo Furukawa ; translated by David Boyd
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published as Chugoku yuki no surō bōto RMX in 2003 ; later published under the title 2002-nen no surō bōto in 2006
  • Inspired by Haruki Murakami's short story "A slow boat to China"--Liner notes [Author's notes], page 124
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
958413461
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
124 pages
Isbn
9781782273288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)958413461

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