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The Resource A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place

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A Quiet Place
Title
A Quiet Place
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Seicho Matsumoto ; translated by Louise Heal Kawai
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Language
eng
Summary
"A master crime writer . . . Seicho Matsumoto's thrillers dissect Japanese society."—The New York Times Book Review"A stellar psychological thriller with a surprising and immensely satisfying resolution that flows naturally from the book's complex characterizations.Readers will agree that Matsumoto (1909–1992) deserves his reputation as Japan's Georges Simenon.-Publishers Weekly.While on a business trip to Kobe, Tsuneo Asai receives the news that his wife Eiko has died of a heart attack. Eiko had a heart condition so the news of her death wasn't totally unexpected. But the circumstances of her demise left Tsuneo, a softly-spoken government bureaucrat, perplexed. How did it come about that his wife—who was shy and withdrawn, and only left their house twice a week to go to haiku meetings—ended up dead in a small shop in a shady Tokyo neighborhood?When Tsuneo goes to apologize to the boutique owner for the trouble caused by his wife's death he discovers the villa Tachibana near by, a house known to be a meeting place for secret lovers. As he digs deeper into his wife's recent past, he must eventually conclude that she led a double life... Seicho Matsumoto was Japan's most successful thriller writer. His first detective novel, Points and Lines, sold over a million copies in Japan. Vessel of Sand, published in English as Inspector Imanishi Investigates in 1989, sold over four million copies and became a movie box-office hit
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Summary
An ordinary Tokyo man discovers his wife’s ordinary adultery. Murder must inevitably follow, like cold sake after that first beer
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BT
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1909-1992
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  • Matsumoto, Seicho
  • Kawai, Louise Heal
Dewey number
813
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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1909-1992
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  • Kawai, Louise Heal
  • Matsumoto, Seicho
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Thriller
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adult
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A Quiet Place
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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9781908524645
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Quiet Place
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:52b0445a-ccdd-4e76-82ab-ea4cb279f97a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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9781908524645
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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