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LocationClark County
Call NoF Kawa
TitleMs Ice Sandwich / Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Louise Heal Kawai.
AuthorKawakami, Mieko, 1976- author.
Total Circ0
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StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
 Clark County30293101889702F Kawa1/7/2021 AvailableClark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781782276722
International Standard Book Number 1782276726
Personal Name Kawakami, Mieko, 1976- author.
Uniform Title Misu Aisu Sandoicchi. English
Title Statement Ms Ice Sandwich / Mieko Kawakami ; translated from the Japanese by Louise Heal Kawai.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice London, UK : Pushkin Press, 2020.
Physical Description 92 pages ; 20 cm.
General Note "This piece was published in the literary journal Shincho first in 2013, and in 2014 it was included in the novel Akogare, which is a combination of two stories: "Miss Ice Sandwich" and "Strawberry Jam Minus Strawberry"--Title page verso.
General Note "First published by Pushkin Press in 2017."--Title page verso.
General Note Original title: "Misu Aisu Sandoicchi" by Kawakami Mieko, 2013.
Summary, Etc. A young boy returns obsessively to a supermarket sandwich counter, entranced by the beauty of the woman who works there. Her aloof demeanour and electric blue eyelids make him feel the most intense joy he's ever known. He calls her Ms Ice Sandwich, and he wants nothing more than to spend his days watching her coolly slip sandwiches into bags. But life keeps getting in the way -- there's his beloved grandmother's illness, and a faltering friendship with his classmate Tutti, who she invites him into her private world. Wry, intimate and wonderfully skewed, Ms Ice Sandwich is a poignant depiction of the naivety and wisdom of youth, just as it is passing.
Language note Translated from the Japanese.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Schoolboys Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Families Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Supermarkets Employees Fiction.
Subject Added Entry - Geographical Term Japan Fiction.
Index Term-Genre/Form Bildungsromans.
Index Term-Genre/Form Novellas.
Added Entry, Personal Name Kawai, Louise Heal. translator.

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