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  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Alma Books (March 23 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846880467
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846880469
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 159 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,586,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The nice thing about Tsutsui is that history and modernity combine effortlessly, as do drab reality and fantasy."  —The Daily Telegraph

"For all the deadpan simplicity of his prose, there is something rich and strange going on here . . . Imagine a manic JG Ballard, but one with an even darker past to work out . . . Another writer who springs to mind by way of comparison is Kurt Vonnegut . . . you won't have read anything quite like this. It's astonishing that no other publisher has seen fit to translate him into English. We've been missing out."  —Guardian

"The hell in Japanese writer Yasutaka Tsutsui's surrealist novella is not the conventional fire and brimstone version. In fact this hell is not very dissimilar to the world that the inhabitants have just left."  —Financial Times

About the Author

Yasutaka Tsutsui has won several literary prizes and was made a Chevalier Order of Arts and Literature by the French government. His books include Salmonella Men on Planet Porno. Evan Emswiler is a translator.

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