The Salaryman's Wife
Japanese-American Rei Shimura is a 27-year-old English teacher living in one of Tokyo's seediest neighborhoods. She doesn't make much money, but she wouldn't go back home to California even if she had a free ticket (which, thanks to her parents, she does.) Her independence is threatened however, when a getaway to an ancient castle town is marred by murder. Rei is the first to find the beautiful wife of a high-powered businessman, dead in the snow. Taking charge, as usual, Rei searches for clues by crashing a funeral, posing as a bar-girl, and somehow ending up pursued by police and paparazzi alike. In the meantime, she manages to piece together a strange, ever-changing puzzle-one that is built on lies and held together by years of sex and deception.
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- Paperback | 432 pages
- 106.68 x 170.18 x 27.94mm | 181.44g
- 05 Apr 2000
- HarperCollins Publishers Inc
- New York, NY, United States
"Sujata Massey blasts her way into fiction with "The Salaryman's Wife, " a cross-cultural mystery of manners with a decidedly sexy edge."-- Janet Evanonich"A witty, perceptive take on how contemporary society clashed with traditional culture in modern Japan."-- Laura John Rowland"This book is a magic carpet to the Japanese Alps, and serves up murder as well. Great reading!"-- Barbara D'Amato"A terrific debut, crafted with surprising twists and turns, and steeped in the flavor of contemporary Japan."-- Jonnie Jacobs
About Sujata Massey
Sujata Massey was a reporter for the Baltimore Evening Sun and spent several years in Japan teaching English and studying Japanese. She is the author of The Salaryman's Wife, Zen Attitude, The Flower Master, The Floating Girl, The Bride's Kimono, The Samurai's Daughter, The Pearl Diver, and The Typhoon Lover. She lives in Minneapolis.