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Big in Japan : A Ghost Story (Paperback)

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?From Susie Wong to Madame Butterfly to Miss Saigon: you might think that we've had enough of American men adventuring, scoring, and coming undone in the Far East. But you'd be wrong. Gammarino's Big in Japan is a shrewd and lively book, sharp-eyed and unsparing in its account of a young American's good and very bad moments overseas. The writing is wired and the ultimate judgement is merciless. It's seductive and it's devastating.? ?PF Kluge, author of Eddie and the Cruisers and Gone Tomorrow

While playing to lackluster crowds in their hometown of Philadelphia, progressive rock band Agenbite clings to the comforting half-truth that they're doing better in Japan. When their manager agrees to send them on a shoestring tour of that country, however, they're swiftly forced to give up their illusions and return stateside.

All by one of them, that is.

Brain Tedesco, the band's variously haunted chief composer, has fallen in love with a part-time sex worker?the first woman ever to have touched him?and his illusions have only just begun. What ensues is a Dantesque coming-of-age tale in which Brain must navigate the borderlands between fantasy and reality, past and present, sex and death?even as forces beyond his control conspire to undo him.

By turns compassionate and ruthless, erotic and grotesque, riotously serious and deadly funny, Big in Japan is a sparkling, gut-wrenching, face-melting debut novel.

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Publisher Chin Music Pr
Mfg Part# 9780974199597
SKU 211297536
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0974199591
Release Date 12/1/2009
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0226
Publisher Chin Music
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