Last Winter We Parted

Instantly reminiscent of the work of Osamu Dazai and Patricia Highsmith, Fuminori Nakamura's latest novel is a dark and twisting house of mirrors that philosophically explores the violence of aesthetics and the horrors of identity.

A young writer arrives at a prison to interview a convict. The writer has been commissioned to write a full account of the case, from the bizarre and grisly details of the crime to the nature of the man behind it. The suspect, a world-renowned photographer named Kiharazaka, has a deeply unsettling portfolio-lurking beneath the surface of each photograph is an acutely obsessive fascination with his subject. He stands accused of murdering two women-both burned alive-and will likely face the death penalty. But something isn't quite right. As the young writer probes further, his doubts about this man as a killer intensify, and he struggles to maintain his sense of reason and justice. Is Kiharazaka truly guilty, or will he die to protect someone else? Evoking Truman Capote's In Cold Blood and Ryunosuke Akutagawa's "Hell Screen," Last Winter, We Parted is a twisted tale that asks a deceptively sinister question: Is it possible to truly capture the essence of another human being? From the Hardcover edition.

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Fuminori Nakamura was born in 1977 and graduated from Fukushima University in 2000. He has won numerous prizes for his writing, including the Oe Prize, Japan's largest literary award; the David L. Goodis Award; and the prestigious Akutagawa Prize. The Thief, his first novel to be translated into English, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His other novels include Evil and the Mask and The Gun.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 234
Erscheinungsdatum 03.09.2015
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-61695-614-1
Verlag Soho Press Inc
Maße (L/B/H) 19/12,6/2,5 cm
Gewicht 182 g
Übersetzer Allison Markin Powell
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