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The Resource The Gun / Fuminori Nakamura

The Gun / Fuminori Nakamura

Label
The Gun / Fuminori Nakamura
Title
The Gun / Fuminori Nakamura
Statement of responsibility
Fuminori Nakamura ; translated by Allison Markin Powell
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Tokyo a college student's discovery and eventual obsession with a stolen handgun awakens something dark inside him and threatens to consume not only his life but also his humanity. Nakamura's Japanese debut is a noir-spun tale that probes the violence inherent to aesthetics. On a nighttime walk along a Tokyo riverbank, a young man named Nishikawa stumbles on a dead body, beside which lies a gun. From the moment Nishikawa decides to take the gun, the world around him blurs. Knowing he possesses the weapon brings an intoxicating sense of purpose to his dull university life. But soon Nishikawa's personal entanglements become unexpectedly complicated: he finds himself romantically involved with two women while his biological father, whom he's never met, lies dying in a hospital. Through it all, he can't stop thinking about the gun and the four bullets loaded in its chamber. As he spirals into obsession, his focus is consumed by one idea: that possessing the gun is no longer enough - he must fire it
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Summary
Stealing a gun from a Tokyo riverbank crime scene where a man has died, a young man experiences an intoxicating sense of purpose as his personal entanglements become unexpectedly complicated by two love affairs and the terminally ill biological father he never met
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10440303
Cataloging source
BT
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1977-
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Nakamura, Fuminori
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Powell, Allison Markin
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True
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Crime
Target audience
adult
Label
The Gun / Fuminori Nakamura
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300002118
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616955915
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Gun / Fuminori Nakamura
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300002118
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616955915
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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