Inhabitation : a novel

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Thomas, Roger K., translator.
Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2019.
Central - Adult Fiction


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312 pages ; 21 cm
9781640092174, 164009217X


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"First published in Japan in 1984 by Bungei Shunjū"-- Title page verso.
"In 1970s Osaka, college student Tetsuyuki moves into a shabby apartment to evade his late father's creditors. But the apartment's electricity hasn't been reconnected yet, and Tetsuyuki spends his first night in darkness. Wanting to hang up a tennis cap from his girlfriend, Yōko, he fumbles about in the dark and drives a nail into a pillar. The next day he discovers that he has pierced the body of a lizard, which is still alive. He decides to keep it alive, giving it food and water and naming it Kin. Inhabitation unfolds from there, following the complications in Tetsuyuki's relationship with Yōko, a friendship with his supervisor who hides his heart disease at work, and his father's creditors, always close on his heels. Daunted, Tetsuyuki speaks to Kin night after night, and Kin's peculiarly tortured situation reflects the mingled pain, love, and guilt that infuses Tetsuyuki's human relationships"--Publisher description.,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Miyamoto, T., & Thomas, R. K. (2019). Inhabitation: a novel . Counterpoint.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Miyamoto, Teru and Roger K., Thomas. 2019. Inhabitation: A Novel. Berkeley, California: Counterpoint.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Miyamoto, Teru and Roger K., Thomas. Inhabitation: A Novel Berkeley, California: Counterpoint, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Miyamoto, Teru, and Roger K. Thomas. Inhabitation: A Novel Counterpoint, 2019.

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