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Out: A Novel

By Natsuo Kirino
Translated by Stephen Snyder
Read by Emily Woo Zeller

unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781978646964

  • ISBN: 9781978646964

Runtime: 18.20 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Nothing in Japanese literature prepares us for the stark, tension-filled, plot-driven realism of Natsuo Kirino’s award-winning literary mystery Out.

This mesmerizing novel tells the story of a brutal murder in the staid Tokyo suburbs, as a young mother who works the night shift making boxed lunches strangles her abusive husband and then seeks the help of her coworkers to dispose of the body and cover up her crime. The coolly intelligent Masako emerges as the plot’s ringleader but quickly discovers that this killing is merely the beginning, as it leads to a terrifying foray into the violent underbelly of Japanese society.

At once a masterpiece of literary suspense and pitch-black comedy of gender warfare, Out is also a moving evocation of the pressures and prejudices that drive women to extreme deeds and the friendships that bolster them in the aftermath.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A nervy thriller…Out has the force of a juicy tabloid scandal…A potent cocktail of urban blight, perverse feminism, and vigilante justice.” New York Times Book Review

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Author Bio: Natsuo Kirino

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 18.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English