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Description - Piercing by Murakami Ryu

A pulsating psycho-thriller from Ryu Murakami, author of In the Miso Soup A renaissance man for the postmodern age, Ryu Murakamia musician, filmmaker ( Tokyo Decadence ), TV personality, and award-winning authorhas gained a cult following in the West. His first novel, Almost Transparent Blue , won Japan's most coveted literary prize and sold over a million copies, and his most recent psychosexual thriller, In the Miso Soup , gave readers a further taste of his incredibly agile imagination. In Piercing , Murakami, in his own unique style, explores themes of child abuse and what happens to the voiceless among us, weaving a disturbing, spare tale of two people who find each other and then are forced into hurting each other deeply because of the haunting specter of their own abuse as children. "

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780143038634
ISBN-10: 014303863X
Format: Paperback
(183mm x 130mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publish Date: 5-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Murakami Ryu

Ryu Murakami, musician, filmmaker, TV talk show host, and novelist, is the author of Almost Transparent Blue, 69, and Coin Locker Babies, which the Washington Post praised as "a knockout . . . a great big pulsating parable."