Grotesque
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Published:
New York, N.Y. : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Status:
Central Adult Fiction
F KIRIN
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Natsuo Kirino made a spectacular fiction debut on these shores with the publication of Edgar Award-nominated Out (“Daring and disturbing . . . Prepared to push the limits of this world . . . Remarkable”—Los Angeles Times). Unanimously lauded for her unique, psychologically complex, darkly compelling vision and voice, she garnered a multitude of enthusiastic fans eager for more. In her riveting new novel Grotesque, Kirino once again depicts a barely known Japan. This is the story of three Japanese women and the interconnectedness of beauty and cruelty, sex and violence, ugliness and ambition in their lives.Tokyo prostitutes Yuriko and Kazue have been brutally murdered, their deaths leaving a wake of unanswered questions about who they were, who their murderer is, and how their lives came to this end. As their stories unfurl in an ingeniously layered narrative, coolly mediated by Yuriko’s older sister, we are taken back to their time in a prestigious girls’ high school—where a strict social hierarchy decided their fates—and follow them through the years as they struggle against rigid societal conventions.Shedding light on the most hidden precincts of Japanese society today, Grotesque is both a psychological investigation into the female psyche and a classic work of noir fiction. It is a stunning novel, a book that confirms Natsuo Kirino’s electrifying gifts.
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Book
Physical Desc:
467 pages ; 24.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781400044948 (hardcover), 1400044944 (hardcover)

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"Originally published in Japan as Gurotesuku by Bungei Shunju in 2003"--Title page verso.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Kirino, N., & Copeland, R. L. (2007). Grotesque. New York, N.Y.: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kirino, Natsuo, 1951- and Rebecca L. Copeland. 2007. Grotesque. New York, N.Y.: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kirino, Natsuo, 1951- and Rebecca L. Copeland, Grotesque. New York, N.Y.: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kirino, Natsuo, and Rebecca L. Copeland. Grotesque. New York, N.Y.: Alfred A. Knopf, 2007. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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