Paperback $15.95

Vintage | Feb 12, 2008 | 544 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9781400096596

  • Paperback$15.95

    Vintage | Feb 12, 2008 | 544 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9781400096596

  • Ebook$11.99

    Vintage | Mar 13, 2007 | ISBN 9780307267290

Praise

“Vengefully mesmerizing. . . . Kirino turns an unerring eye toward the vicious razors of the adolescent female mind.”
San Francisco Chronicle
 
“Kirino helps us aficionados of crime fiction imagine the kind of novels James M. Cain might have written if he had been a Japanese feminist. . . . Emotionally harrowing.”
—Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air (NPR)
 
“A layered exploration of the human psyche, of the conflict inherent in need and desire, shame and humiliation. . . . A powerful study of people humbled at the altar of superficial values.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
“Kirino provides an energized thrill ride as she also examines the sometimes-stifling stranglehold of Japan’s social hierarchy, especially for women.” —Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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