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Villain

Author: Shūichi Yoshida
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When a young woman is found strangled, blame is quickly placed on a young construction worker. As the investigation progresses however, various individuals linked to both the victim and the suspect become entangled in the case and its outcome.
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Noir fiction
Mystery fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shūichi Yoshida
ISBN: 9780099526650 0099526654
OCLC Number: 751651991
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: Originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2010.
Description: 1 volume ; 20 cm
Other Titles: Akunin.
Responsibility: Shuichi Yoshida.
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A young woman is brutally murdered on a remote mountain road. A young construction worker, Yuichi, is on the run - but is he guilty? a world of seedy sex hotels and decaying seaside towns; a world  Read more...

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"Yoshida has been compared to Stieg Larsson for his pairing of lurid crime and social critique, but his tone is less sensationalist, more melancholic...Yoshida exposes cruelty and alienation at all Read more...

 
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