Description - Tokyo Year Zero by David Peace
It's August 1946 one year after the Japanese surrender and women are turning up dead all over Tokyo. Detective Minami of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police irreverent, angry, despairing goes on the hunt for a killer known as the Japanese Bluebeard a decorated former Imperial soldier who raped and murdered at least ten women amidst the turmoil of post-war Tokyo. As he undertakes the case, Minami is haunted by his own memories of atrocities that he can no longer explain or forgive. Unblinking in its vision of a nation in a chaotic, hellish period in its history, "Tokyo Year Zero" is a darkly lyrical and stunningly original crime novel."
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(203mm x 134mm x 21mm)
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Author Biography - David Peace
David Peace is the author of "The Red Riding Quartet, GB84, "and "The Damned Utd." He was chosen as one of "Granta's "2003 Best Young British Novelists, and has received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the German Crime Fiction Award, and the French Grand Prix de Roman Noir for Best Foreign Novel. Born and raised in Yorkshire, he has lived in Tokyo since 1994.