The cake tree in the ruins

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157 pages ; 17 cm


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"The first seven stories in this volume were first published by Pushkin Press in 2015 as The Whale That Fell in Love with a Submarine"--Title page verso.
"'I am still unable to leave the burnt-out ruins' Akiyuki Nosaka, 2014. In 1945, Akiyuki Nosaka watched the Allied firebombing of Kobe kill his adoptive parents, and then witnessed his sister starving to death. The shocking and blisteringly memorable stories of The Cake Tree in the Ruins are based on his own experiences as a child in Japan during the Second World War. They are stories of a lonely whale searching the oceans for a mate, who sacrifices himself for love; of a mother desperately trying to save her son with her tears; of a huge, magnificent tree which grows amid the ruins of a burnt-out town, its branches made from the sweetest cake imaginable. Profound, heartbreaking and aglow with a piercing beauty, they express the chaos and terror of conflict, yet also how love can illuminate even the darkest moment."--,Provided by publisher.
Translated from the Japanese.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Nosaka, A., & Takemori, G. T. (2018). The cake tree in the ruins . Pushkin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nosaka, Akiyuki, 1930-2015 and Ginny Tapley, Takemori. 2018. The Cake Tree in the Ruins. London: Pushkin Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Nosaka, Akiyuki, 1930-2015 and Ginny Tapley, Takemori. The Cake Tree in the Ruins London: Pushkin Press, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Nosaka, Akiyuki, and Ginny Tapley Takemori. The Cake Tree in the Ruins Pushkin Press, 2018.

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