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Since Christopher Ransom has been living in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, he has devoted himself to the study of karate. He doesn't just want to be good, he wants to be transformed. Two years after a lapse in his scruples drew him into crisis on the Khyber Pass, it is through karate that Ransom has regained some control, beginning to subsume his disillusionment and assuage his guilt. But soon he finds himself threatened by everything he thought he had left behind - a sequence of bizarre events whose consequences he cannot escape.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 240g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747553661
  • 9780747553663

About Jay McInerney

Jay McInerney is the author of BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY, STORY OF MY LIFE, BRIGHTNESS FALLS, THE LAST OF THE SAVAGES, MODEL BEHAVIOUR and HOW IT ENDED. He lives in New York and Nashville.show more

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'Fast and sharp, like a newly synthesised stimulant, racing with high-density vernacular speed -- McInerney seems to have fitted some kind of catalytic converter to American prose' Observershow more

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874 ratings
3.27 out of 5 stars
5 11% (97)
4 31% (271)
3 36% (319)
2 17% (152)
1 4% (35)
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