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In the Miso Soup

Ryu Murakami - Author

Ralph McCarthy - Translator

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ISBN 9780143035695 | 224 pages | 28 Mar 2006 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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A shocking new psychosexual thriller from Japanese phenomenon Ryu Murakami

From postmodern Renaissance man Ryu Murakami, master of the psychothriller and director of Tokyo Decadence, comes this hair-raising roller-coaster ride through the nefarious neon-lit world of Tokyo’s sex industry. In the Miso Soup tells of Frank, an overweight American tourist who has hired Kenji to take him on a guided tour of Tokyo’s sleazy nightlife. 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 is not until later, however, 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.

“A writer with talent to burn . . . Fellini and Günter Grass, David Bowie and Dostoevski, García Márquez and Mike Leigh’s Naked all come to mind.” —Gary Indiana, author of Rent Boy
“A blistering portrait of contemporary Japan . . . one of the most savage thrillers since The Silence of the Lambs.” —Kirkus Reviews

"A writer with talent to burn . . . Fellini and Günter Grass, David Bowie and Dostoevski, García Márquez and Mike Leigh’s Naked all come to mind." —Gary Indiana, author of Rent Boy

"A blistering portrait of contemporary Japan . . . one of the most savage thrillers since The Silence of the Lambs." —Kirkus Reviews


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