The Factory Hiroko Oyamada

The Factory

Author: Hiroko Oyamada
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Book Title
The Factory
Author
Hiroko Oyamada
ISBN
9780811228855
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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Hiroko OyamadaPublisher: New Directions Publishing CorporationPublished: 10/29/2019ISBN: 9780811228855Pages: 128Weight: 0.30lbsSize: 7.90h x 5.00w x 0.40dReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 08/05/2019Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2019

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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Hiroko Oyamada
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Published: 10/29/2019
ISBN: 9780811228855
Pages: 128
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.00w x 0.40d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 08/05/2019
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2019

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.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Hiroko Oyamada
Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
Published: 10/29/2019
ISBN: 9780811228855
Pages: 128
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.00w x 0.40d

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 08/05/2019
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2019