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When a mysterious stranger comes into their lives, four Japanese 20-somethings, who share a small, crowded two-bedroom apartment in Tokyo, find themselves doing things they wouldn't normally do until one of them does something so terrible it cannot be reversed. Original.15,000 first printing.
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN-13: 9780307454935
- Publisher: Vintage Contemporaties
- Published: August 2013
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'Villain' is the gripping English-language debut of award-winning author Shuichi Yoshida, one of Japan's most acclaimed authors. The investigation into the brutal strangulation of a young insurance saleswoman at Mitsuse Pass uncovers a web of lies and secrets in the lives of everyone involved in the crime: the victim, Yoshino, a woman longing for acceptance, the suspect, Yuichi, a brooding and universally misunderstood car lover; the victim's father, a malcontented barber; the suspect's grandmother, a war survivor plagued by local gangsters; and Mitsuyo, a lonely woman who tragically falls in love with Yuichi after meeting him online. Part suspenseful police procedural, part insightful character study, 'Villain' is a can't miss novel.
- Format: Hardcover
- ISBN-13: 9780307378873
- Publisher: Pantheon
- Published: August 2010