2016 Man Booker Longlist: Death by Water by Kenzaburo Oe


Country: Japan

Translated by Deborah Boliner

Originally titled Suishi and published in 2009, Nobel-Prize winner Kenzaburo Oe’s Death by Water translated by Deborah Boliner has been nominated for Man Booker Prize this year.

In Death By Water, famous author Kogito Choko, who can be seen as Oe’s alter-ego moves back to his village to complete his last novel about his father. He gets hold of a red suitcase that supposedly holds all the secrets and undisclosed facts about his father’s life. As he sits to write down, the details provided by the documents inside the suitcase proves insufficient. He then, meets an avant-grade theatre group and his pen starts picking up.

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Book Details:-        

Author: Kenzaburo Oe
Publisher: Atlantic Books Publishing Year: 2015
ISBN-13: 9780857895455 ISBN-10: 0857895451
Cover: Hardcover No. Of Pages: 432
MRP: Rs 899 Buy From: Flipkart.com
Rit Chattapadhyay

About Rit Chattapadhyay

A student of literature, I was born in Kolkata, now, reside at Howrah. I completed my high school from St.Thomas' Church School Howrah,and then went on to study English Honours at Asutosh College. Presently, I am pursuing my Masters in English Literature from Calcutta University. Not an avid reader from childhood. My experience with literature intensified in high school and Asutosh College. I love reading works of literature and I am an amateur poet myself. My poems mainly highlight the agonies of modern existence and the complications of love. Being a very opinionated person, I bear distinct opinions about what I read.


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