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Grotesque

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Two prostitutes have been murdered in Tokyo. Yuriko had been working as a prostitute all her life, starting while still at school, where her stunning beauty compensated for what she lacked in intellect. Kazue worked for a blue-chip company. She chose to walk the streets at night where she hoped to get noticed. How and why did this tragedy occur?
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9780099488934
ISBN-10: 0099488930
Pagini: 480
Dimensiuni: 128 x 197 x 37 mm
Greutate: 0.33 kg
Editura: Vintage Publishing
Locul publicării: United Kingdom

Notă biografică

Natsuo Kirino, born in 1951, is the author of sixteen novels, four short-story collections, and an essay collection. She is the recipient of six of Japan's premier literary awards, including the Mystery Writers of Japan Award for Out, and the Izumi Kyoka Prize for Literature for Grotesque. Her work has been translated into nineteen languages, and several of her books have been turned into movies. Out was the first of her novels to appear in English and was nominated for an Edgar Award. She lives in Tokyo.

Recenzii

"[D]elves so deep beyond its own shock horror premise that much contemporary crime fiction looks like cheap, exploitative rubbish by comparison ...an utterly absorbing novel that gives as vivid - and disturbing - a picture of contemporary Japan as you could imagine" -- Jonathan Gibbs Metro "Suicide, paedophilia, incest and murder combine with subtle touches of humour to form a story that will leave you questioning your own morality'" -- Sarah Fakray Dazed and Confused "This is a rich, complex read. Be prepared for a book utterly unlike anything we are used to in crime fiction" Independent "It is one of the most unexpected and playful novels to emerge from Japan in recent years...a triumph. In its boldness and originality, it broadens our sense of what modern Japanese fiction can be" Telegraph "Uncliched contemporary noir at its most absorbing and relevant...a masterful and haunting achievement" Tangledweb.co.uk