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Floating clouds

Translated by Lane Dunlop

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Fumiko Hayashi tells the powerful story of tormented love and one woman’s struggle to navigate the cruel realities of postwar Japan. The novel’s characters, particularly its resilient heroine, Koda Yukiko, find themselves trapped in their own drifting, unable to break out of the morass of indecisiveness. Set in the years during and after World War II, their lives and damaged psyches reflect the confusion of the times in which they live.

japanese title: Ukigumo
notes: Japanese title: Ukigumo.
subjects: Japan, History, Allied occupation, Fiction
Women, Japan, Fiction
genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780231136280
OCLC number: 474950522
publisher: Columbia University Press, 2005, 2006, 2012
publication place: New York
japanese publication date: 1951
english publication date: 2005
document type: Book
description: xvii, 303 p. ; 24 cm.