The Woman in the Dunes Summary
Kobo Abe

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The Woman in the Dunes Overview

"The Woman in the Dunes" is a novel by Kobo Abe which follows the life of Niki Junpei, a schoolteacher tired of life, who seeks something greater than the mundane routine of daily existence. After missing a bus home from vacation, he is taken in by locals who live at the bottom of a sandpit, during which time he commits to the endless task of shoveling back sand, thereby meeting a mysterious young woman who seems to share a similar story. As such, "The Woman in the Dunes" deals with themes of identity, self-worth, and movement.

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