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  • Published: 3 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141993188
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

The Ark Sakura



A surreal work of science fiction from one of Japan's most brilliant novelists, Kobe Abe

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.

  • Published: 3 June 2021
  • ISBN: 9780141993188
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

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