The Box Man

Author(s): Kobo Abe; E. Dale Saunders (Translator)

Classic Fiction

'This is the record of a box man'

The streets of Tokyo have been seeing a strange phenomenon recently - people who have decided to live their lives in a box on the street. Behind their cut-out eyeholes, they sit and watch from behind their four cardboard walls. Our nameless narrator, at first repulsed by the box men, slowly becomes drawn in to the anonymity and voyeuristic life inside a box. As his identity slowly slips away and he becomes obsessed with watching an intriguing young nurse, we too become privy to the schizophrenic and seductive unreality of a box man's life.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780241454596
  • : Penguin Canada
  • : Penguin Canada
  • : 0.123
  • : September 2020
  • : ---length:- '19.8'width:- '12.9'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kobo Abe; E. Dale Saunders (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 895.6/35
  • : 192