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Audition by Ryu Murakami
Book DescriptionIn this gloriously over-the-top tale, Aoyama, a widower who has lived alone with his son ever since his wife died seven years before, finally decides it is time to remarry. Since Aoyama is a bit rusty when it comes to dating, a filmmaker friend proposes that, in order to attract the perfect wife, they do a casting call for a movie they don t intend to produce. As the resumes pile up, only one of the applicants catches Aoyama s attention Yamasaki Asami a striking young former ballerina with a mysterious past. Blinded by his instant and total infatuation, Aoyama is too late in discovering that she is a far cry from the innocent young woman he imagines her to be. The novel s fast-paced, thriller conclusion doesn t spare the reader as Yamasaki takes off her angelic mask and reveals what lies beneath."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780393338416
Classification: Literature & literary studies
Format: Paperback (210mm x 137mm x 13mm)
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 14-May-2010
Country of Publication: United States
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