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The Changeling

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
Oe introduces Kogito Choko, a writer in his early sixties, as he rekindles a childhood friendship with his estranged brother-in-law, the renowned filmmaker Goro Hanawa. Goro sends Kogito a trunk of tapes he has recorded of reflections about their friendship, but as Kogito is listening one night, he hears something odd. "I'm going to head over to the Other Side now," Goro says, and then Kogito hears a loud thud. After a moment of silence, Goro's voice continues: "But don't worry, I'm not going to stop communicating with you." Moments later, Kogito's wife rushes in; Goro has jumped to his death. With that, Kogito begins a far-ranging search to understand what drove his brother-in-law to suicide. His quest takes him from the forests of southern Japan to the washed-out streets of Berlin, where Kogito confronts the ghosts from his own past and that of his lifelong, but departed, friend.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

June 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Changeling
Author(s): Kenzaburo Oe
ISBN: 1-84354-734-1 / 978-1-84354-734-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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March 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Changeling
Author(s): Kenzaburo Oe, Deborah Boliver Boehm
ISBN: 0-8021-1936-0 / 978-0-8021-1936-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2012 : UK Paperback

Title: The Changeling
Author(s): Kenzaburo Oe
ISBN: 1-84354-735-X / 978-1-84354-735-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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February 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Changeling
Author(s): Kenzaburo Oe
ISBN: 0-8021-4523-X / 978-0-8021-4523-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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June 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Changeling
Author(s): Kenzaburo Oe
ISBN: 1-84354-926-3 / 978-1-84354-926-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Changeling: SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2011 MAN ASIAN LITERARY AWARD
Author(s): Kenzaburo Oe
Publisher: Atlantic Books
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February 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Changeling
Author(s): Kenzaburo Oe
Publisher: Grove Press
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