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The Ruined Map

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Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: 2001
Binding: Softcover
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Of all the great Japanese novelists, Kobe Abe was indubitably the most versatile. With The Ruined Map, he crafted a mesmerizing literary crime novel that combines the narrative suspense of Chandler with the psychological depth of Dostoevsky.

Mr. Nemuro, a respected salesman, disappeared over half a year ago, but only now does his alluring yet alcoholic wife hire a private eye. The nameless detective has but two clues: a photo and a matchbook. With these he embarks upon an ever more puzzling pursuit that leads him into the depths of Tokyo's dangerous underworld, where he begins to lose the boundaries of his own identity. Surreal, fast-paced, and hauntingly dreamlike, Abe’s masterly novel delves into the unknowable mysteries of the human mind.
Translated from the Japanese by E. Dale Saunders.


 

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Book Description: Random House USA Inc, India, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 204 x 132 mm. Brand New Book. Of all the great Japanese novelists, Kobe Abe was indubitably the most versatile. With The Ruined Map, he crafted a mesmerizing literary crime novel that combines the narrative suspense of Chandler with the psychological depth of Dostoevsky. Mr. Nemuro, a respected salesman, disappeared over half a year ago, but only now does his alluring yet alcoholic wife hire a private eye. The nameless detective has but two clues: a photo and a matchbook. With these he embarks upon an ever more puzzling pursuit that leads him into the depths of Tokyo s dangerous underworld, where he begins to lose the boundaries of his own identity. Surreal, fast-paced, and hauntingly dreamlike, Abe’s masterly novel delves into the unknowable mysteries of the human mind. Translated from the Japanese by E. Dale Saunders. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780375726521

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Book Description: Vintage International, New York, NY, 1969. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. 5.25x8. Mr Nemuro, head of sales at Dainan Enterprises, disappeared over a year ago. Only now has his young wife hired a detective to find him. With few clues, the detective is drawn into Tokyo's dangerous underworld, and before long, he begins to lose his own identity.299 pages, Translated by E. Dale Saunders. Current print of English language edition first published in 1969. Bookseller Inventory # 14830

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