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The Woman in the Dunes
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date April 1, 1991
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679733782
ISBN-10 0679733787
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Summary
The inhabitants of a remote seaside village imprison a Japanese biologist in a deep sand pit
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The Woman in the Dunes, by celebrated writer and thinker Kobo Abe, combines the essence of myth, suspense and the existential novel.
 
After missing the last bus home following a day trip to the seashore, an amateur entomologist is offered lodging for the night at the bottom of a vast sand pit. But when he attempts to leave the next morning, he quickly discovers that the locals have other plans. Held captive with seemingly no chance of escape, he is tasked with shoveling back the ever-advancing sand dunes that threaten to destroy the village. His only companion is an odd young woman. Together their fates become intertwined as they work side by side at this Sisyphean task.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780192820921
 
from Oxford Univ Pr (October 1, 1987)
9780192820921 | details & prices | List price $6.00
Paperback
Book cover for 9780679733782
 
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Reissue edition from Vintage Books (April 1, 1991)
9780679733782 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $15.00
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