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Book Information: Ark Sakura, the

Ark Sakura, the (1984) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

"Mole" is his name for himself - others tend to call him "Pig". He is, quite literally, an underground man. He has turned a vast abandoned subterranean quarry into a computer-equipped, gadget-bedecked, electronic-age "ark" capable of surviving a nuclear war. Now he is looking for "passengers" to join him in his bizarre haven.

For all his careful planning, Mole soon finds himself at the mercy of a con man and his sakura, or shill, along with the shill's pretty young associate (who is probably also a shill). Life in the ark becomes complicated - by sex, by intruders, and by critical malfunctions in the ark's own machinery (the centerpiece of which is an extremely powerful toilet, capable of flushing just about anything - including people - out to sea).

Original title: Hakobune Sakuramaru
Original languages: Japanese

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Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: The Ark Sakura

The Ark Sakura (1988)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Juliet Winters Carpenter
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The Ark Sakura (February 10, 2009)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780307389633
Dimensions: 5.1 x 8 x 0.9
Pages: 352

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