'Life for sale. Use me as you wish. I am a twenty-seven-year-old male. Discretion guaranteed. Will cause no bother at all.'
When Hanio Yamada realizes the future holds nothing of worth to him, he puts his life for sale in a Tokyo newspaper, thus unleashing a series of unimaginable exploits.
A world of revenge, murderous mobsters, hidden cameras, a vampire woman, poisonous carrots, espionage and code-breaking, a junkie heiress, home-made explosives and decoys reveals itself to the unwitting Hanio. Is there anything he can do to stop it?
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
It's funny and horrific and curious and thoroughly entertaining and should win Mishima a new generation of fans * The Independent *
There is a place in life for the exhilarating, surreal and sometimes downright silly. This novel ticks all the boxes * Spectator *
Succeeds in capturing vividly the bathos of the self-pitying modern nihilist... the absurdity of life is conveyed through the tropes of pulp fiction and manga comics * The New Statesman *
An engaging all-action satire * The Guardian *
A writer of immense energy and ability * Time Out *
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