Isle of Dreams

Japanese Literature Series
Keizo Hino
Translated by Charles Wolf

Though it has a lovely name, the real “Isle of Dreams” is a hunk of reclaimed land in Tokyo Bay where the city dumps its garbage . . . and yet, Shozo Saka, a middle-aged widower, does indeed find the place beautiful: gravitating more and more, since the death of his wife, toward the Island’s massive piles of trash. One day, however, his refuge is invaded by Yoko, a mysterious woman in black, who visits the Isle on her motorcycle for no other reason than to treat it as her own private obstacle course. Soon Yoko has lured Saka away from his garbage-paradise, leading him back into a Tokyo far less benign than the things it’s thrown away. Acclaimed on its first publication, Isle of Dreams is a sinister satire on urban decay.

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Translated by Charles Wolf
Publication: Japanese Literature Series
Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 200
ISBN-13: 9781564786036
GTIN13: 9781564786036
Publication date: 12/7/2010
Language: eng
List price: $14.95