Seventeen

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Product Details

Price
$19.00  $17.67
Publisher
Picador USA
Publish Date
Pages
368
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250238139

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About the Author

Born in 1957, Hideo Yokoyama worked for twelve years as an investigative reporter with a regional newspaper north of Tokyo before becoming one of Japan's most acclaimed and bestselling fiction writers. Seventeen is his second novel to be translated into English. Louise Heal Kawai comes from Manchester in the UK, but Japan has been her home since 1990. Her translations include Mieko Kawakami's Ms Ice Sandwich, A Quiet Place by Seicho Matsumoto, and Seishi Yokomizo's The Honjin Murders, a Detective Kindaichi mystery.

Reviews

"Adrenaline-filled." --The New Yorker

"Tense and powerful." --The Wall Street Journal

"A fantastic, page turner of a thriller" --Iain Maloney, The Japan Times

"A lovely examination of what it means for something to be important both locally and globally." --Tara Wilson Redd, The Washington Times

"An astringent, unforgiving picture of modern Japanese society." --Barry Forshaw, The Guardian

"Seventeen is a thrilling, thought-provoking, and important book, and one for anyone who cares about the state of journalism." --Hans Rollmann, PopMatters

"More than your standard thriller . . . A meditative and multilayered narrative that is as much about a man at a mid-life crossroads as it is about journalism or a plane crash." --Tara Cheesman, Los Angeles Review of Books

"An engrossing thriller . . . Readers will be deeply moved." --Publishers Weekly

"A darkly humorous tale." --Booklist