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End of the world blues

Author: Jon Courtenay Grimwood
Publisher: London : Gollancz, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Kit Nouveau didn't escape himself when he fled to Japan. Now running a biker bar in the Roppongi district of Tokyo, he's also sleeping with the wife of a High Yakusa ganglord. All things considered, being held up at gunpoint isn't a complete shock. The pale girl in the red cloak appearing from nowhere and punching an ivory spike into his attacker's head on the other hand." "Nijie has stolen fifteen million dollars,
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Courtenay Grimwood
ISBN: 057507616X 9780575076167 0575077778 9780575077775 9780553589962 0553589962 9780575079533 0575079533
OCLC Number: 65765371
Awards: Winner of British Science Fiction Association Award 2007
Short-listed for Arthur C. Clarke Award 2007
Winner of British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel 2007 (UK)
Short-listed for Arthur C. Clarke Award 2007 (UK)
Description: 343 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Jon Courtenay Grimwood.

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"A slick, exciting contemporary thriller... littered with with dark humour and superb characters, Grimwood writes authoritavely on Japan and evocatively recreates London and the differences in Read more...

 
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