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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.
Title: Out: A Novel
Categories: NOVEL TRADE SIZE,
Publisher: Vintage: January 2005
ISBN Number: 1400078377
ISBN Number 13: 9781400078370
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Used - Good
Item: 0.60 Item
Seller ID: 299274
Description: Kirino,Natsuo Out Edge and corner wear. Creases to cover. Tanning to pages. Pages still readable and tight. All U.S. orders shipped with tracking number and e-mail confirmation. All Orders Shipped With Tracking And Delivery Confirmation Numbers.