Seventeen (Paperback)
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Seventeen (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 04/10/2018
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The author of the global phenomenon, Six-Four, delivers a spiralling thriller around an unsolved air-crash disaster. Addictively readable, Seventeen offers a dark insider’s view into modern-day Japan.

'Yokoyama possesses that elusive trait of a first-rate novelist: the ability to grab readers' interest and never let go.' - The Washington Post 

1985. Kazumasa Yuuki, a seasoned reporter at the North Kanto Times, runs a daily gauntlet against the power struggles and office politics that plague its newsroom. But when an air disaster of unprecedented scale occurs on the paper's doorstep, its staff are united by an unimaginable horror, and a once-in-a-lifetime scoop.

2002. Seventeen years later, Yuuki remembers the adrenaline-fuelled, emotionally charged seven days that changed his and his colleagues' lives.

He does so while making good on a promise he made that fateful week - one that holds the key to its last unsolved mystery, and represents Yuuki's final, unconquered fear.

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781786484628
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 198 x 164 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'An astringent, unforgiving picture of modern Japanese society' - The Guardian

'He's a master' - The New York Times Book Review

'Very different... to almost anything out there' - The Observer

'Seventeen is a brilliant novel on any level - but as a thriller it's a gripping page turner, while remaining moving and complex. It's a deeply satisfying read and it will be a while before I read anything as good.' - William Ryan

'Yokoyama's successor to the mesmeric Six Four is every bit as ambitious and compelling. Reinventing the genre of the investigative thriller to create something rich and strange.' - Barry Forshaw

'Yokoyama possesses that elusive trait of a first-rate novelist: the ability to grab readers' interest and never let go.' - The Washington Post 

'Addictive.' - The Times 

'A binge read.' - Mark Lawson, The Guardian 

'An education about Japan.' - David Peace

'A gripping newsroom drama... it's a testament to Yokoyama's narrative skills that this story of office politics remains taut and tense through every page . . . a fantastic page turner.' - Japan Times

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“Complex and intriguing story....”

Seventeen is based on a real event; the crash of a Japanese Airlines 747 into a mountain , causing the death of 524 people. The story told through the eyes of a local newspaper reporter, Kazumasa Yuuki.

Hideo... More

Hardback edition
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“Immersive and compelling”

Wow. This was an immersive and utterly compelling read. Though billed as a mystery, it isn’t really; it is literary fiction, and damned fine literary fiction at that. Not that classification matters when a book is as... More

Hardback edition
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“Another Japanese novelist to add to my favourites!”

I have always had a fascination with Japan, as well as Japanese authors, with my favourite writer, Haruki Murakami, hailing from that part of the world, so it was an easy decision to read SEVENTEEN. I love to learn... More

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