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The Factory

The Factory

by Hiroko Oyamada
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/01/2019
RRP  $26.90 $26.75

The English-language debut of one of Japan's most exciting new writers, The Factory follows three workers at a sprawling industrial factory. Each worker focuses intently on the specific task they've been assigned: one shreds paper, one proofreads documents, and another studies the moss growing all over the expansive grounds. But their lives slowly become governed by their work--days take on a strange logic and momentum, and little by little, the margins of reality seem to be dissolving: Where does the factory end and the rest of the world begin? What's going on with the strange animals here? And after a while--it could be weeks or years--the three workers struggle to answer the most basic question: What am I doing here?

With hints of Kafka and unexpected moments of creeping humor, The Factory casts a vivid--and sometimes surreal--portrait of the absurdity and meaninglessness of the modern workplace.

ISBN:
9780811228855
9780811228855
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-01-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
203.2x132.08x10.16mm
Weight:
0.13kg

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