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Material Type: Book
Collection: Comics
Call Number: JAPAN EVFIC TEZ2011
Title: The Book of Human Insects
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Personal name: Tezuka, Osamu
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015358 checked in 2022-07-19 18:34:08

Additional Bibliographic Information:
Topical term or geographic name as entry element: Everyday Fiction
International Standard Book Number: 9781935654209
Name of publisher, distributor, etc.: Vertical, Inc.
Date of publication, distribution, etc.: 2011
Other physical details: hardcover
Summary, etc. note: Toshiko Tomura is a genius; the darling of the intelligentsia. A modern-day Michelangelo, this twenty year-old is already an established international stage actress, an up-and-coming architect, and the next recipient of the prestigious Akutagawa Prize as Japan's best new writer. Her actions make headlines in the papers, and inspire radio and television programming. And like many great talents, her troubled past is what motivates her to greatness. She has the amazing ability to emulate the talents of others. Toshiko is also the mastermind behind a series of murders. The ultimate mimic, she has plagiarized, blackmailed, stolen and replicated the works of scores of talents. And now as her star is rising within the world of the elites and powerful she has amassed a long list of enemies frustrated by the fact that she has built critical and financial acclaim for nothing more than copying others' work. Neglected as a child, she is challenging the concepts of gender inequality while unleashing her loneliness upon the world as she climbs the social ladder one body at a time. One of Osamu Tezuka's most wicked tales, The Book of Human Insects renders the 70's as a brutal and often polarizing bug-eat-bug world, where only those willing to sell their soul to the masses and become something less than human are capable of achieving their wildest dreams.
Expansion of summary note: action, crime, celebrity, fame, BIPOC, PoC, people of colour, adult content, mature content, Japan, Japanese, black and white, manga, Asian, 1970s, thriller, noir, english translation
Source of acquisition: Amnon Buchbinder's collection
Method of acquisition: Donation
Date of acquisition: January, 2020
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