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Book Information: Box Man, the

Box Man, the (1973) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

In this eerie and evocative masterpiece, the nameless protagonist gives up his identity and the trappings of a normal life to live in a large cardboard box he wears over his head. Wandering the streets of Tokyo and scribbling madly on the interior walls of his box, he describes the world outside as he sees or perhaps imagines it, a tenuous reality that seems to include a mysterious rifleman determined to shoot him, a seductive young nurse, and a doctor who wants to become a box man himself. The Box Man is a marvel of sheer originality and a bizarrely fascinating fable about the very nature of identity.

Original title: 箱男 [Hako Otoko]
Original languages: Japanese


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionEccentric People

Edition #1: The Box Man

The Box Man (1973)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: E. Dale Saunders
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Manifested in:

The Box Man (July 10, 2001)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0375726519
Dimensions: 5.2 x 8.0 x 0.6
Pages: 192

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