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The Resource The Navidad incident : the downfall of Matías Guili, Natsuki Ikezawa ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum

The Navidad incident : the downfall of Matías Guili, Natsuki Ikezawa ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum

Label
The Navidad incident : the downfall of Matías Guili
Title
The Navidad incident
Title remainder
the downfall of Matías Guili
Statement of responsibility
Natsuki Ikezawa ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum
Title variation
Downfall of Matías Guili
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
In this sweeping magical-realist epic set in the fictional South Sea island republic of Navidad, Ikezawa gives his imagination free rein to reinvent the myths of twentieth-century Japan. A delegation of Japanese war veterans pays an official visit to the ex-World War II colony, only to see the Japanese flag burst into flames. The following day, the tour bus, and its passengers, simply vanish. The locals exchange absurd rumors-- the bus was last seen attending Catholic mass; the bus must have skipped across the lagoon-- but the president suspects a covert guerrilla organization is trying to undermine his connections with Japan. Can the real answers to the mystery be found, or will the president have to be content with the surreal answers?
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DLC
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1945-
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Ikezawa, Natsuki
Dewey number
895.6/35
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL853.K45
LC item number
M3713 2012
Literary form
fiction
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Birnbaum, Alfred
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Missing persons
  • Imaginary places
  • Mythology, Japanese
  • Oceania
Label
The Navidad incident : the downfall of Matías Guili, Natsuki Ikezawa ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in Japanese: Tōkyō : Shinchōsha, 1993 under title: Mashiasu Giri no shikkyaku
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
334 p.
Isbn
9781421542225
Lccn
2011047498
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System control number
  • ocn744290387
  • (OCoLC)744290387
Label
The Navidad incident : the downfall of Matías Guili, Natsuki Ikezawa ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum
Publication
Note
Originally published in Japanese: Tōkyō : Shinchōsha, 1993 under title: Mashiasu Giri no shikkyaku
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
334 p.
Isbn
9781421542225
Lccn
2011047498
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • ocn744290387
  • (OCoLC)744290387

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