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Description - People Who Eat Darkness by Richard Lloyd Parry

Lucie Blackman tall, blonde, and 21 years-old stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000, and disappeared forever. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave. he seven months in between had seen a massive search for the missing girl, involving Japanese policemen, British private detectives, Australian dowsers and Lucie's desperate, but bitterly divided, parents. As the case unfolded, it drew the attention of prime ministers and sado-masochists, ambassadors and con-men, and reporters from across the world. Had Lucie been abducted by a religious cult, or snatched by human traffickers? Who was the mysterious man she had gone to meet? And what did her work, as a 'hostess' in the notorious Roppongi disrtic of Tokyo, really involve? ichard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, has followed the case since Lucie's disappearance. Over the course of a decade, he has travelled to four continents to interview those caught up in the story, fought off a legal attack in the Japanese courts, and worked undercover as a barman in a Roppongi strip club. He has talked exhaustively to Lucie's friends and family and won uniqu

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780224090995
ISBN-10: 0224090992
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 153mm x 30mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 24-Feb-2011
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Lloyd Parry

Richard Lloyd Parry is Asia editor of The Times, based in Tokyo. He is the author of one previous book, In the Time of Madness, about Indonesia.

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