The Resource The Thief

The Thief

Label
The Thief
Title
The Thief
Statement of responsibility
Fuminori Nakamura ; translated from the Japanese by Satoko Izumo and Stephen Coates
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A literary crime masterpiece that follows a Japanese pickpocket lost to the machinations of fate. Bleak and oozing existential dread, The Thief is simply unforgettable. The Thief is a seasoned pickpocket. Anonymous in his tailored suit, he weaves in and out of Tokyo crowds, stealing wallets from strangers so smoothly sometimes he doesn't even remember the snatch. Most people are just a blur to him, nameless faces from whom he chooses his victims. He has no family, no friends, no connections.... But he does have a past, which finally catches up with him when Ishikawa, his first partner, reappears in his life, and offers him a job he can't refuse. It's an easy job: tie up an old rich man, steal the contents of the safe. No one gets hurt. Only the day after the job does he learn that the old man was a prominent politician, and that he was brutally killed after the robbery. And now the Thief is caught in a tangle even he might not be able to escape.From the Hardcover edition
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Summary
The thief of the title and the star of the book is mostly anonymous -- as a pickpocket, his livelihood depends on an ability to get close to people without them noticing or remembering him. But he can't remain aloof forever: entanglements with a young boy learning to steal groceries and a former partner who gets him involved in a deadly home invasion force him to confront his life, which he is now in danger of losing. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10078890
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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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Mystery
Target audience
adult
Label
The Thief
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b7f9132e-64d0-479b-aa5f-f709323c676c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616950224
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Thief
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b7f9132e-64d0-479b-aa5f-f709323c676c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781616950224
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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