ISBN: 9781421536439, 1421536439
OCLC Number: 491954121
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Project Itoh
Translator: Alexander O. Smith
Language: en
Publisher: Haikasoru
Publication Place: San Francisco
Japanese Copyright Year: 2008
English Publication Date: 2010
Notes: Winner of the 2009 Seiun Award and the 2009 Japan SF Award.
Abstract: In the future, Utopia has finally been achieved thanks to medical nanotechnology and a powerful ethic of social welfare and mutual consideration. This perfect world isn't that perfect though, and three young girls stand up to totalitarian kindness and super-medicine by attempting suicide via starvation. It doesn't work, but one of the girls--Tuan Kirie--grows up to be a member of the World Health Organization. As a crisis threatens the harmony of the new world, Tuan rediscovers another member of her suicide pact, and together they must help save the planet...from itself.