The face of another.

ISBN: 9780307813725, 030781372X
OCLC Number: 424253
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Kobo Abe
Translator: Ernest Dale Saunders
Language: en
Publisher: Knopf, 1966; Perigree Books, 1980; Kodansha International, 1992; Vintage, 2003
Publication Place: New York; New York; New York; New York
Japanese Copyright Year: 1959
English Publication Date: 1966
Notes: Japanese title: Tanin no kao.
Abstract: In this intellectual horror story, a scientist hideously deformed in a laboratory accident--a man who has lost his face and, with it, his connection to other people. Even his wife is now repulsed by him. His only entry back into the world is to create a mask so perfect as to be undetectable. But soon he finds that such a mask is more than a disguise--it is an alternate self, a self that is capable of anything.