The Woman in the Dunes by Kobo Abe

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The 2228th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 121st on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)

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The Woman in the Dunes (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 72165 2011
The Woman in the Dunes Paperback 2731672 $13.95 $0.01 1972
La mujer de arena / The Woman in the Dunes (Nuevos Tiempos / New Times) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 1042337 $17.81 2008
The Woman in the Dunes Hardcover 15620184 $45.00
WOMAN IN THE DUNES. THE SCREENPLAY. Mass Market Paperback 3932766 $463.75 $3.60
The woman in the dunes Hardcover 4806975 $1.57
The Woman in the Dunes Audible Audiobook 22392 $21.44 2018
The Ruined Map: A Novel Paperback 462308 $9.99 $6.17 2001
Kangaroo Notebook: A Novel Paperback 651765 $11.91 $1.96 1997
The Woman in the Dunes (Penguin Classics) Paperback 3636887 $8.43 $3.33 2007
The Woman in the Dunes Paperback 42766 $10.07 $2.17 1991
The Woman in the Dunes (Twentieth-Century Classics) (English and Japanese Edition) Hardcover 4180983 $29.59 1987
La mujer de la arena/ The Sand Women (Spanish Edition) Paperback 12663096 $14.16 $34.00 1994
The woman in the dunes (UNESCO collection of representative works) Mass Market Paperback 10352121 $17.00