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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.


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