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by Soho Crime, 5 January 2016. ISBN 978-1-6169-5590-8 (HB)
January 2017. ISBN 978-1-6169-5768-1 (PB)
This author does not write simple stories. They
are complex, convoluted, psychologically intense tales requiring the reader’s
undivided attention. Nishikawa is a young man, a student at the
university, drifting along with little insight into his own personality and
emotions. One night, while walking at night in a rainstorm with nothing
better to do, he encounters a dead man with a gun near the body.
He picks up the revolver, and thus begins an obsessive
possession of the weapon. The gun takes over Nishikawa’s life as he
continuously holds it, polishes it and thinks about it. He merges his
mental and physical senses with what he perceives to be the pistol’s
purpose. The book slowly develops, looking into his mind as he acts with
what he thinks the weapon wants. As he ignores any sense of right
or wrong, it is a far gone conclusion that fate will be tempted.
is the third novel by the author translated into English. Each is a dark
thriller pushing the boundaries between good and evil. It is a forceful
examination of a troubled personality reacting to a fixation on an inanimate
object, and is a memorable analysis. Recommended.
Fuminori Nakamurawas born in in Aichi on 2 September 1977 and
graduated from Fukushima University in 2000. He has won numerous prizes for his
writing, including the Oe Prize, Japan's largest literary award; the David L.
Goodis Award; and the prestigious Akutagawa Prize. The Thief (Corsair,
2013), his first novel to be translated into English, was a finalist for the
Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His other novels include Evil and the Mask
(Soho Press, 2014) and Last Winter, We Parted (Soho Press, 2014)
Ted and Gloria Feit
live in Long Beach, NY,
a few miles outside New York City.
For 26 years, Gloria was the manager of a medium-sized litigation firm in
Her husband, Ted, is an attorney and former stock analyst, publicist and
writer/editor for, over the years, several daily, weekly and monthly
publications. Having always been avid mystery readers, and since they're
now retired, they're able to indulge that passion. Their reviews appear
online as well as in three print publications in the UK and US. On a more personal
note: both having been widowed, Gloria and Ted have five children and nine
grandchildren between them.