The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi

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The Beast Player
Cover of The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi
Author(s) Nahoko Uehashi
Published 2006
Publisher Pushkin Press
Genre(s) Fantasy
Age group Young Adult

The Beast Player (original title Kemono no Sōja) by Nahoko Uehashi is a young adult fantasy novel and was originally published in Japan, 2006. It was translated to English by Cathy Hirano in 2018 and first published by Pushkin Press in that same year.

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  • Animal death
  • Death of a parent (non-descriptive)
  • Death of a parental figure (non-descriptive)
  • Disownment
  • Racial discrimination
  • Sacrifice (off-page)
    of a person to wild animals as a punishment
  • Suicide
    A character talks about the suicide of their student
  • Violence


An asterisk (*) indicates the author openly identifies with that identity.

  • Japanese*