When our antihero Jason picks up a winning lottery ticket off the streets of Japan he's relentlessly pursued by the tarnished So-hanbucho (crime boss) that it belonged to until Jason has caught him in thirty-six classical deceptions. In an ambiance of distrust and suspicion the tactics succeed in systematically dismantling his rival Matsuda's syndicate. The lives of Jason and Matsuda mirror each other at every twist and turn until a final reckoning becomes inevitable to permanently untwine their paths. Written in the style of crime novels that inspired such film noir classics as Double Indemnity, 36 Deceptions presents a non-linear story told with a bleak and cynical perspective of human ambitions for power.
- Paperback | 134 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.38mm | 254.01g
- 31 Mar 2010
- London, United Kingdom
- black & white illustrations