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Kirino showed glimpses of her talent as a writer in her early stages-- she was a child with great deal of curiosity, and also a child who could completely immerse herself in her own unique world of imagination. After completing her law degree, Kirino worked in various fields before becoming a fictional writer; including scheduling and NATSUO KIRINO, born in in Kanazawa Ishikawa Prefecture was an active and spirited child brought up between her two brothers, one being six years older and the other five years younger than her. After completing her law degree, Kirino worked in various fields before becoming a fictional writer; including scheduling and organizing films to be shown in a movie theater, and working as an editor and writer for a magazine publication. She got married to her present husband when she turned twenty-four, and began writing professionally, after giving birth to her daughter, at age thirty. However, it was not until Kirino was forty-one that she made her major debut. Since then, she has written thirteen full-length novels and three volumes of collective short stories, which are highly acclaimed for her intriguingly intelligent plot development and character portrayal, and her unique perspective of Japanese society after the collapse of the economic bubble.

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Beautiful Yuriko and her unpopular, unnamed sister exist in different spheres; the hopelessly awkward Kazue Sato floats around among them, trying to fit in.

Years later, Yuriko and Kazue are dead — both have become prostitutes and both have been brutally murdered. At once a psychological investigation of the pressures facing Japanese women and a classic work of noir fiction, Grotesque is a brilliantly twisted novel of ambition, desire, beauty, cruelty, and identity by one of our most electrifying writers.

Read more Collapse About the author Natsuo Kirino, born in , quickly established a reputation in her country as one of a rare breed of mystery writers whose work goes well beyond the conventional crime novel.

This fact has been demonstrated by her winning not only the Grand Prix for Crime Fiction in Japan for Out in , but one of its major literary awards--the Naoki Prize--for Soft Cheeks which has not yet been published in English , in Several of her books have also been turned into feature movies. Out was the first of her novels to appear in English and was nominated for an Edgar Award. Copeland, professor of Japanese literature at Washington University in St.

Louis, Missouri, was born in Fukuoka, Japan, the daughter of American missionaries. She received her Ph. Read more.

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Natsuo Kirino started out as a romance novelist before turning to crime fiction, which seems to suit her rather better. She has written 4 story collections and 16 novels, of which this is the second to be translated into English. The crime part is straightforward enough: two middle-aged prostitutes have been found strangled in apartments in central Tokyo. The detectives barely figure. One murder is left unsolved, and the perpetrator of the other confesses promptly and volubly and with an unseemly hint of pride, offering a touching account of an impoverished Chinese childhood that makes him briefly more sympathetic than his victim. Image Credit Tamara Shopsin The story is told by a nameless narrator, the dowdy older sister of one of the murdered women and a former schoolmate of the other.

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Beautiful Yuriko and her unpopular, unnamed sister exist in different spheres; the hopelessly awkward Kazue Sato floats around among them, trying to fit in. Years later, Yuriko and Kazue are dead — both have become prostitutes and both have been brutally murdered. At once a psychological investigation of the pressures facing Japanese women and a classic work of noir fiction, Grotesque is a brilliantly twisted novel of ambition, desire, beauty, cruelty, and identity by one of our most electrifying writers. Read more Collapse About the author Natsuo Kirino, born in , quickly established a reputation in her country as one of a rare breed of mystery writers whose work goes well beyond the conventional crime novel.

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