Out: (Vintage Classics Japanese Series) - Vintage Classic Japanese Series (Paperback)Natsuo Kirino (author)
In the Tokyo suburbs four women work the graveyard shift at a factory. Burdened with heavy debts, alienated from husbands and children, they all secretly dream of a way out of their dead-end lives.
A young mother among them finally cracks and strangles her philandering, gambling husband. She confesses her crime to her colleagues and unexpectedly, they agree to help. But then the dismembered body parts are discovered, the police start asking questions and more dangerous enemies begin to close in.
OUT is a psychologically taut and unflinching foray into the darkest recesses of the human soul, an unsettling reminder that the desperate desire for freedom can make the most ordinary person do the unimaginable.
'Grimly satisfying - like no one you've ever read before' Kirkus Reviews
VINTAGE JAPANESE CLASSICS - five masterpieces of Japanese fiction in gorgeous new gift editions.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 190 x 135 x 38 mm
Daring and disturbing, OUT is prepared to push the limits of this world - not only in violence and sex but also in human outlook… Remarkable - Los Angeles Times
OUT is a potent cocktail of urban blight, perverse feminism and vigilante justice - New York Times Book Review
A shockingly intense read - Daily Telegraph
Brings the mystery thriller to new levels of intensity and realism - OUT has great plot twists, vigour and an ending that would make Hannibal Lecter smile - Library Journal
In this top-drawer page-turner, Kirino offers a clever snapshot of her own culture...slyly amusing and compulsive - Metro
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One of the best books I have ever read. Really gritty, I couldn't put it down.
A lot of characters, I had to write them down as I was getting confused.......... So so good
“OUT - Natsuo Kirino - Gripping Gruesome Read”
This is truly one of the most fasinating gripping books I have ever read. It's dark, gruesome, graphic and disturbing in parts. Not to mention very very fast paced - with many many characters all inter-woven in a... More
A great book, in parts very disturbing and thoroughly readible.The plot is great and the characterisation of the main players is brilliant.Hope more novels of Natsuo Kirino are translated!
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