Lady joker. Vol. 1
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Iida, Marie, translator.
Powell, Allison Markin, translator.
Published
New York : Soho Crime, 2021.
Format
Book
ISBN
9781616957018, 1616957018
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576 pages ; 22 cm
Status
Newport - Adult Fiction
F Takamura
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Published
New York : Soho Crime, 2021.
Language
English
ISBN
9781616957018, 1616957018

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First published in Japanese under the title Redi jōkā, 1997.
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"This tour-de-force is widely regarded as the quintessential post-WWII Japanese novel. A plan to kidnap a major corporation's CEO becomes an allegory for the alienation of the individual self, a mirror to modern-day Japanese identity. In 1995 in Tokyo, five men meet at the racetrack every Sunday to bet on the horses. They have little in common except a disaffection with their lives. One is a poorly socialized but genius factory welder. One is a demoted detective with a chip on his shoulder. One is an ethnically Korean banker who is tired of being ostracized for his race. One is a truck driver who struggles to make ends meet; he is also the harried single parent of a teenage girl with Down's syndrome. The fifth man, Monoi, a sixty-five-year-old drug store owner, is the one who brings them all together. Monoi has a hard past and a tragic present. He grew up in poverty during the war, and gave the best years of his life working for companies that didn't take care of him. Last summer, his only grandson was killed in a highly suspicious one-person car accident; shortly after, Monoi's son-in-law, the boy's father, a successful dentist, committed suicide after a correspondence with Hinode Beer Company, a huge conglomerate where his son had been interviewing. Snooping around, Monoi discovers a very strange chain of communication between his dead son-in-law and a blackmailer over a forgotten family secret. Monoi, alone in the world and intent on revenge, decides to put together a heist that will victimize the corporate behemoth that stole his family: he will kidnap Hinode's CEO and extract blood money from the corrupt financiers who back it. He enlists his four disaffected friends to help pull it off."--Provided by publisher.
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Translation of: Redi joka.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Takamura, K., Iida, M., & Powell, A. M. (2021). Lady joker . Soho Crime.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Takamura, Kaoru, 1953-, Marie, Iida and Allison Markin, Powell. 2021. Lady Joker. Soho Crime.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Takamura, Kaoru, 1953-, Marie, Iida and Allison Markin, Powell. Lady Joker Soho Crime, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Takamura, Kaoru, Marie Iida, and Allison Markin Powell. Lady Joker Soho Crime, 2021.

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