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Coin Locker Babies

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This edition published in by Kodansha International, Distributed in the United States by Kodansha America in Tokyo, Japan.

Written in English

393 pages

A surreal coming-of-age tale that establishes Ryu Murakami as one of the most inventive young writers in the world today.
Abandoned at birth in adjacent train station lockers, two troubled boys spend their youth in an orphanage and with foster parents on a semi-deserted island before finally setting off for the city to find and destroy the women who first rejected them. Both are drawn to an area of freaks and hustlers called Toxitown. One becomes a bisexual rock singer, star of this exotic demimonde, while the other, a pole vaulter, seeks his revenge in the company of his girlfriend, Anemone, a model who has converted her condominium into a tropical swamp for her pet crocodile.
Together and apart, their journey from a hot metal box to a stunning, savage climax is a brutal funhouse ride through the eerie landscape of late-twentieth-century Japan

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Coin Locker Babies
1995, Kodansha International, Distributed in the United States by Kodansha America
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A surreal coming-of-age tale that establishes Ryu Murakami as one of the most inventive young writers in the world today.
Abandoned at birth in adjacent train station lockers, two troubled boys spend their youth in an orphanage and with foster parents on a semi-deserted island before finally setting off for the city to find and destroy the women who first rejected them. Both are drawn to an area of freaks and hustlers called Toxitown. One becomes a bisexual rock singer, star of this exotic demimonde, while the other, a pole vaulter, seeks his revenge in the company of his girlfriend, Anemone, a model who has converted her condominium into a tropical swamp for her pet crocodile.
Together and apart, their journey from a hot metal box to a stunning, savage climax is a brutal funhouse ride through the eerie landscape of late-twentieth-century Japan

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
1980
Translation Of
コインロッカー・ベイビーズ

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
895.6/35
Library of Congress
PL856.U696 K613 1995

Contributors

  • Translator
    Stephen Snyder

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
393 p. ;
Number of pages
393

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1271237M
Internet Archive
coinlockerbabies00mura
ISBN 10
4770015909
ISBN 13
9784770028969
LC Control Number
95002458
Library Thing
57702
Goodreads
1065864

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