An absurdist drama about the gradual destruction of the individual. A family enters fhte apartment of a young man and announces that they will save him from his loneliness by living with them. Slowly, they destroy everything, in the cheerful psychotic name of "brotherly love".

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January 1969 : USA Hardback

Title: Friends: [Play]
Author(s): KObO, Abe
ISBN: 0-394-47564-X / 978-0-394-47564-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
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January 1977 : USA Paperback

Title: Friends: a play (Evergreen original)
Author(s): Kobo Abe
ISBN: 0-394-17312-0 / 978-0-394-17312-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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