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Kirino, Natsuo (Book - 2005 )
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Nothing in Japanese literature prepares us for the stark, tension-filled, plot-driven realism of Natsuo Kirino's award-winning literary mystery Out . This mesmerizing novel tells the story of a brutal murder in the staid Tokyo suburbs, as a young mother who works the night shift making boxed lunches strangles her abusive husband and then seeks the help of her coworkers to dispose of the body and cover up her crime. The coolly intelligent Masako emerges as the plot's ringleader, but quickly discovers that this killing is merely the beginning, as it leads to a terrifying foray into the violent underbelly of Japanese society. At once a masterpiece of literary suspense and pitch-black comedy of gender warfare, Out is also a moving evocation of the pressures and prejudices that drive women to extreme deeds, and the friendships that bolster them in the aftermath.
Authors: Kirino, Natsuo, 1951-
Uniform Title: Out. English
Title: Out
Publisher: New York [N.Y.] : Vintage International, 2005
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
Characteristics: 400 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Natsuo Kirino ; translated by Stephen Snyder
Notes: "Originally published in Japan by Kodansha Ltd., Tokyo, in 1997"--T.p. verso
"Winner of Japan's grand prix for crime fiction. Edgar award finalist."--Cover
Additional Contributors: Snyder, Stephen - 1957-
ISBN: 9781400078370
1400078377
Branch Call Number: FICTION KIRINO 2005
Subject Headings: Tokyo (Japan) Social conditions Fiction Yakuza Japan Fiction
Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Topical Term: Yakuza
Additional Physical Form Entry: Online version: Kirino, Natsuo, 1951- Out. English. Out. 1st Vintage International ed. New York [N.Y.] : Vintage International, 2005 (OCoLC)608153705
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This mesmerizing novel tells the story of a brutal murder in the staid Tokyo suburbs, as a young mother strangles her abusive husband and then seeks the help of her coworkers to dispose of the body and cover up her crime. The coolly intelligent Masako emerges as the plot’s ringleader, but quickly... Read More »


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