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Milky Way Railroad

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Kenji is swept aboard a magical train, representing the soul’s passage to heaven, where he meets many of the recently departed. He will only be allowed to return to Earth when he dreams of being reunited with his father. This translation celebrates the centennial of the author’s birth.

japanese title: Ginga tetsudo no yoru
notes: Contents: Introduction, Afternoon Class, The Print Shop, Home, The Milky Way Festival, The Pillar of Heaven, Milky Way Station, Northern Cross and Pliocene Seashore, The Bird Catcher, Giovanni’s Ticket, Shipwrecked Children, The Mysterious Forest, From the New World, The Scorpion’s Fire, The Southern Cross, The Professor, The Bridge. Illustrations by Ryu Okazaki.
subjects: Future life
genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781880656266
OCLC number: 35712458
publisher: Stone Bridge Press
publication place: Berkeley
japanese publication date: 1934
english publication date: 1996
document type: Book
description: 139 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
related: The Rock spring collection of Japanese literature