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In the miso soup = インザ・ミソスープ /
In the miso soup

Author: 村上, 竜, 1952- Ryu Murakami ; translated by Ralph McCarthy. ; Ryū Murakami; Ralph F McCarthy
Publisher: Tokyo : Kodansha International, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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It is just before New Year's. Frank, an overweight American tourist, has hired Kenji to take him on a guided tour of Tokyo's sleazy nightlife on three successive evenings. But Frank's behavior is so strange that Kenji begins to entertain a horrible suspicion: that his new client is in fact the serial killer currently terrorizing the city. It isn't until the second night, however, in a scene that will shock you and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 村上, 竜, 1952- Ryu Murakami ; translated by Ralph McCarthy. ; Ryū Murakami; Ralph F McCarthy
ISBN: 4770029578 9784770029577
OCLC Number: 53383355
Language Note: Translation of: In za miso sūpu.
Notes: Translation of: In za miso sūpu.
Description: 180 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: In za miso sūpu.
Eibunban In za miso sūpu
Responsibility: Ryu Murakami ; translated by Ralph McCarthy.

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It is just before New Year's. Frank, an overweight American tourist, has hired Kenji to take him on a guided tour of Tokyo's sleazy nightlife on three successive evenings. But Frank's behavior is so strange that Kenji begins to entertain a horrible suspicion: that his new client is in fact the serial killer currently terrorizing the city. It isn't until the second night, however, in a scene that will shock you and make you laugh and make you hate yourself for laughing, that Kenji learns exactly how much he has to fear and how irrevocably his encounter with this great white whale of an American will change his life. Kenji's intimate knowledge of Tokyo's sex industry, his thoughtful observations and wisecracks about the emptiness and hypocrisy of contemporary Japan, and his insights into the shockingly widespread phenomena of "compensated dating" and selling it among Japanese schoolgirls, give us plenty to think about on every page. Kenji is our likable, if far from innocent, guide to the inferno of violence and evil into which he unwillingly descends - and from which only Jun, his sixteen-year-old, can possibly save him.

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