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    DescriptionFrom postmodern Renaissance man Ryu Murakami, master of the psychothriller and director of Tokyo Decadence, comes this hair-raising roller-coaster ride through the nefarious neon-lit world of Tokyo's sex industry. In the Miso Soup tells of Frank, an overweight American tourist who has hired Kenji to take him on a guided tour of Tokyo's sleazy nightlife. But Frank's behavior is so strange that Kenji begins to entertain a horrible suspicion--that his new client is in fact the serial killer currently terrorizing the city. It is not until later, however, that Kenji learns exactly how much he has to fear and how irrevocably his encounter with this great white whale of an American will change his life.


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    Title
    In the Miso Soup
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ryu Murakami, Translated by Ralph McCarthy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 217
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 180 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    Japanese
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780143035695
    ISBN 10: 014303569X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FF, FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FH
    DC22: FIC
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    Ingram Subject Code: FM
    Libri: I-FM
    DC21: 895.635
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ASIAN
    BISAC V2.8: FIC025000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 36
    BISAC V2.8: FIC031000
    B&T Approval Code: P24105201
    DC22: 895.6/35
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022000
    LC classification: PL856.U696 I513 2006
    Thema V1.0: FB, FF, FH
    BIC E4L: CRM
    Publisher
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    28 March 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    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." Ralph McCarthy is the translator of Murakami's 69 and two collections of stories by Osamu Dazai.
    Review quote
    "A writer with talent to burn . . . Fellini and Gunter Grass, David Bowie and Dostoevski, Garcia Marquez and Mike Leigh's Naked all come to mind." --Gary Indiana, author of Rent Boy "A blistering portrait of contemporary Japan . . . one of the most savage thrillers since The Silence of the Lambs." --Kirkus Reviews