The Woman in the Dunes

The English-language version of one of the most famous Japanese novels of the 20th century.

£9.99 per item

The Woman in the Dunes, written by Abe Kōbō, tells the story of Niki Jumpei, a teacher and amateur entomologist who visits a rural fishing village in search of a new insect species. As night falls he takes shelter in a village threatened by ever-encroaching sand dunes. Deceived by the villagers, he finds himself imprisoned with a woman at the bottom of a sand pit with no way out, and is forced to shovel the endless sand in order to stay alive.
The Woman in the Dunes is a thriller that offers a plethora of interpretations to its symbolism and keeps the reader engaged well after they finish reading.

Abe Kōbō (1924-1993) was born in Tokyo and grew up in Manchuria. During his life Abe was considered his country’s foremost living novelist. His novels, some of which have been adapted into films, have also earned many literary awards and prizes.

Size: L20 cm x W13 cm x H1.5 cm

256 pages

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