Death of a Salaryman (Paperback)

Author: Campbell, Fiona

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Wonderfully surreal and?painfully real, this is the story of a Japanese salaryman who loses his job at a TV corporation on his 40th birthday and slips through to a different layer of society.?In a?shadowy world where curious characters show him the way?a traveling salesman with a passion for Elvis, a pachinko pro with dreams of returning to Hawaii, and a TV producer who will stop at nothing to get his big break?Kenji sets off on a roller-coaster ride of misadventures. Via a bizarre chain of happenstance (including being struck by lightning while wielding a golf club) he?finds himself responsible for a bizarre?TV reality game show. Against all odds, the salaryman dies?to be reborn as a human being. Fresh, original, and funny, this astonishing debut novel brilliantly captures the fast-changing culture of Japan and its surreal underside in an engaging portrait of an ordinary man battling with the contradictory demands of contemporary life.

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Publisher Random House Uk Ltd
Mfg Part# 9780701180959
SKU 210869946
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0701180951
Release Date 5/1/2009
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