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The Resource Evil and the Mask

Evil and the Mask

Label
Evil and the Mask
Title
Evil and the Mask
Statement of responsibility
Fuminori Nakamura ; translation by Satoko Izumo and Stephen Coates
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Language
eng
Summary
The second book by prize-winning Japanese novelist Fuminori Nakamura to be available in English translation, a follow-up to 2012's critically acclaimed The Thief─another fantastically creepy, electric literary thriller that explores the limits of human depravity─and the powerful human instinct to resist evil. When Fumihiro Kuki is eleven years old, his elderly, enigmatic father calls him into his study for a meeting. "I created you to be a cancer on the world," his father tells him. It is a tradition in their wealthy family: a patriarch, when reaching the end of his life, will beget one last child to cause misery in a world that cannot be controlled or saved. From this point on, Fumihiro will be specially educated to learn to create as much destruction and unhappiness in the world around him as a single person can. Between his education in hedonism and his family's resources, Fumihiro's life is one without repercussions. Every door is open to him, for he need obey no laws and may live out any fantasy he might have, no matter how many people are hurt in the process. But as his education progresses, Fumihiro begins to question his father's mandate, and starts to resist.From the Hardcover edition
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Summary
The second book by prize-winning Japanese novelist Fuminori Nakamura to be available in English translation, a follow-up to 2012's critically acclaimed The Thief{u2500}another fantastically creepy, electric literary thriller that explores the limits of human depravity{u2500}and the powerful human instinct to resist evil. When Fumihiro Kuki is eleven years old, his elderly, enigmatic father calls him into his study for a meeting. "I created you to be a cancer on the world," his father tells him. It is a tradition in their wealthy family: a patriarch, when reaching the end of his life, will beget one last child to dedicate to causing misery in a world that cannot be controlled or saved. From this point on, Fumihiro will be specially educated to learn to create as much destruction and unhappiness in the world around him as a single person can. Between his education in hedonism and his family's resources, Fumihiro's life is one without repercussions. Every door is open to him, for he need obey no laws and may live out any fantasy he might have, no matter how many people are hurt in the process. But as his education progresses, Fumihiro begins to question his father's mandate, and starts to resist
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1977-
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  • Nakamura, Fuminori
  • Izumo, Satoko
  • Coates, Stephen
Dewey number
895.636
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Izumo, Satoko
  • Coates, Stephen
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
  • Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Evil and the Mask
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781616952136
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Evil and the Mask
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7d5be1be-8e4c-4b5e-bd97-8ff354763ee2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781616952136
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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