Grotesque (Paperback)

Author: Kirino, Natsuo

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From the Edgar-nominated author of "Out" comes a thrillingly dark and layered work of noir fiction, which seamlessly weaves together the stories of women struggling with the conventions and restrictions of Japanese society.


Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9781400096596
SKU 205499250
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1400096596
Release Date 2/12/2008
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5L x 0.75T
"GROTESQUE is full of schoolgirls in long socks but blanchingly free of cuteness, a combination we might call Uh-Oh Kitty."
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Annotation In her second novel to be translated into English, Natsuo Kirino shows the seedy underbelly of Japan. After two Tokyo prostitutes are murdered, the older sister of one of the women describes the girls lives at a prestigious but extremely strict high school. Kirino's novel works both as a nail-biting thriller and a scathing expose of the trials and tribulations of Japanese adolescent girls.
Editors Note In the wake of the brutal murders of two Tokyo prostitutes, Yuriko and Kazue, Yuriko's older sister describes the three women's youth and education at a prestigious girls' high school, where a strict social hierarchy and rigid societal conventions determine the courses of their lives. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0530
Publisher Vintage Books USA

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