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The Resource Evil and the mask, Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Satoko Izumo and Stephen Coates

Evil and the mask, Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Satoko Izumo and Stephen Coates

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Evil and the mask
Title
Evil and the mask
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Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Satoko Izumo and Stephen Coates
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Language
eng
Summary
Informed by his father that he was created to cause misery, Fuminori is educated to invoke as much destruction and unhappiness as possible and lives a hedonist life without repercussions before starting to question his father's mandates
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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
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Character
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10191102
Cataloging source
DLC
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1977-
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Nakamura, Fuminori
Dewey number
895.636
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Izumo, Satoko.
  • Coates, Stephen
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True
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  • Family secrets
  • Good and evil
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
Evil and the mask, Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Satoko Izumo and Stephen Coates
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Publication
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volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052979564
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
356, 15 pages
Isbn
9781616953706
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
Evil and the mask, Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Satoko Izumo and Stephen Coates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052979564
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
356, 15 pages
Isbn
9781616953706
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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