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The Resource Lady joker, Kaoru Takamura ; translated from the Japanese by Marie Iida and Allison Markin Powell

Lady joker, Kaoru Takamura ; translated from the Japanese by Marie Iida and Allison Markin Powell

Label
Lady joker
Title
Lady joker
Statement of responsibility
Kaoru Takamura ; translated from the Japanese by Marie Iida and Allison Markin Powell
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
Tokyo, 1995. Five men meet at the racetrack every Sunday to bet on horses. They have little in common except a deep disaffection with their lives, but together they represent the social struggles and griefs of post-War Japan: a poorly socialized genius stuck working as a welder; a demoted detective with a chip on his shoulder; a Zainichi Korean banker sick of being ostracized for his ethnicity; a struggling single dad of a teenage girl with Down syndrome. The fifth man bringing them all together is an elderly drugstore owner grieving his grandson, who has died suspiciously. Intent on revenge against a society that values corporate behemoths more than human life, the five conspirators decide to carry out a heist: kidnap the CEO of Japan's largest beer conglomerate and extract blood money from the company's corrupt financiers
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Takamura, Kaoru
Dewey number
895.635
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Iida, Marie
  • Powell, Allison Markin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kidnapping
  • Alienation (Social psychology)
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Revenge
  • Criminal investigation
  • Beer industry
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
Lady joker, Kaoru Takamura ; translated from the Japanese by Marie Iida and Allison Markin Powell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Japanese: Japan : Shinchosha Publishing, 1997
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Control code
000070834925
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
576 pages
Isbn
9781529394184
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
jb2022006803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1291505125
Label
Lady joker, Kaoru Takamura ; translated from the Japanese by Marie Iida and Allison Markin Powell
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Japanese: Japan : Shinchosha Publishing, 1997
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Control code
000070834925
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
576 pages
Isbn
9781529394184
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
jb2022006803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1291505125

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