Through the narrator who follows and watches the mysterious Woman in the Purple Skirt, Imamura weaves a disquieting, darkly voyeuristic narrative of obsession, manipulation and the insidious effects of gossip.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 236 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 16 mm
'You will be obsessed.' - Leila Slimani
'It will keep you firmly in its grips.' - Oyinkan Braithwaite
'Disquieting and wryly funny, The Woman in the Purple Skirt is a taut and compelling depiction of loneliness and obsession.' - Paula Hawkins
'Very powerful ... Reading this book made me feel like I was in an unstable and strange world.' - Sayaka Murata
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I don’t know what I was expecting from this book, but it was a pleasant surprise.
It has such a good pace, and it is very easy to read, it gets. A bit confusing at the beginning but later one it makes more sense. It... More
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