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Occupied city

Author: David Peace
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010. ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First United States editionView all editions and formats
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On January 26, 1948, a man identifying himself as a public health official arrives at a bank in Tokyo. He explains that there has been an outbreak of dysentery in the neighborhood, and he has been assigned by Occupation authorities to treat everyone who might have been exposed to the disease. Soon after drinking the medicine he administers, twelve employees are dead, four are unconscious, and the "official" has  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Sadamichi Hirasawa; Sadamichi Hirasawa
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Peace
ISBN: 9780307263759 0307263754
OCLC Number: 326529031
Notes: "Originally published in Great Britain by Faber and Faber Ltd., London, in 2009"--Title page verso.
Description: 275 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Responsibility: David Peace.

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On January 26, 1948, a man identifying himself as a public health official arrives at a bank in Tokyo. He explains that there has been an outbreak of dysentery in the neighborhood, and he has been assigned by Occupation authorities to treat everyone who might have been exposed to the disease. Soon after drinking the medicine he administers, twelve employees are dead, four are unconscious, and the "official" has fled. Twelve voices tell the story of the murder from different perspectives. Each voice enlarges and deepens the portrait of a city and a people making their way out of a war-induced hell.

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