The Resource Cult X, Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Kalau Almony

Cult X, Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Kalau Almony

Label
Cult X
Title
Cult X
Statement of responsibility
Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Kalau Almony
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Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
"The magnum opus by Akutagawa Prize-winner Fuminori Nakamura, Cult X is a story that dives into the psychology of fringe religion, obsession, and social disaffection. When Toru Narazaki's girlfriend, Ryoko, disappears, he tries to track her down, despite the warnings of a private detective he's hired to find her. Ryoko's past is shrouded in mystery, but the one concrete clue to her whereabouts is a previous address where she lived: in a compound in the heart of Tokyo, with a group that seems to be a cult led by a charismatic guru with a revisionist Buddhist scheme of life, death, and society. Narazaki plunges into the secretive world of the cult, ready to expose himself to any of the guru's brainwashing tactics if it means he can learn the truth about Ryoko. But the cult isn't what he expected, and he has no idea of the bubbling violence beneath its surface. Inspired by the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway, Cult X is an exploration of what draws individuals into extremism. This multi-faceted novel is nothing less than a tour de force, capturing the connections between astrophysics, neuroscience, and religion. It is an invective against predatory corporate consumerism and exploitative geopolitics, and it is a love story about compassion in the face of nihilism"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
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Nakamura, Fuminori
Dewey number
895.63/6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL873.5.A339
LC item number
C8513 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Almony, Kalau
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cults
  • Terrorism
  • Criminals
  • Criminals
  • Cults
  • Terrorism
  • Japan
Label
Cult X, Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Kalau Almony
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
505 pages
Isbn
9781616957865
Lccn
2017043255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 1701790
  • (OCoLC)1002289959
  • 1678257
  • (OCoLC)on1002289959
  • 1678257
  • 1701790
  • 1701790
Label
Cult X, Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Kalau Almony
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
English edition.
Extent
505 pages
Isbn
9781616957865
Lccn
2017043255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • 1701790
  • (OCoLC)1002289959
  • 1678257
  • (OCoLC)on1002289959
  • 1678257
  • 1701790
  • 1701790

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