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The English-language debut of Hiroko Oyamada—one of the most powerfully strange young voices in Japan

The English-language debut of one of Japan's most exciting new writers, The Factory follows three workers at a sprawling industrial factory. Each worker focuses intently on the specific task they've been assigned: one shreds paper, one proofreads documents, and another studies the moss growing all over the expansive grounds. But their lives slowly become governed by their work—days take on a strange logic and momentum, and little by little, the margins of reality seem to be dissolving: Where does the factory end and the rest of the world begin? What's going on with the strange animals here? And after a while—it could be weeks or years—the three workers struggle to answer the most basic question: What am I doing here?

With hints of Kafka and unexpected moments of creeping humor, The Factory casts a vivid—and sometimes surreal—portrait of the absurdity and meaninglessness of the modern workplace.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2019
October 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
128
Pages
PUBLISHER
New Directions
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
386.7
KB

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