Mr. Foreigner

Mr. Foreigner

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Daniel Thayne, a young Englishman, finds himself trapped in Tokyo: working illegally in a ramshackle language school, his passport lost, he is hustled towards marriage with Keiko, his Japanese girlfriend. In the gloom of the rainy season, Daniel's life takes on a nightmarish quality: his devious boss, Mrs Chiba, refuses to pay him any money; a stranger accosts him with a mysterious special offer; a foul Australian takes him to an unspeakable whores' meeting place; and Samuel Echtbein, an American, is a constant thorn in Daniel's side. But most threatening of all are the Haradas, Keiko's family, who take control of his life...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 14mm | 181.44g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753813068
  • 9780753813065
  • 1,208,535

About Matthew Kneale

Matthew Kneale was born in London in 1960, the son of two writers. He studied at Oxford before spending a year in Tokyo where he taught English and first began writing. His novel, ENGLISH PASSENGERS was shortlisted for the 2000 Booker Prize and won the 2000 Whitbread Book of the Year Award. He travels extensively.show more

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143 ratings
2.75 out of 5 stars
5 6% (8)
4 15% (21)
3 38% (54)
2 34% (48)
1 8% (12)
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