A man's frantic search for his vanished wife leads him to a sinister underground hospital. He encounters a sex-obsessed mix of patients and staff in this erotic satire of modern medicine.
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From the acclaimed author of "Woman in the Dunes comes Secret Rendezvous," the bizarrely erotic and comic adventures of a man searching for his missing wife in a mysteriously vast underground hospital.
From the moment that an ambulance appears in the middle of the night to take his wife, who protests that she is perfectly healthy, her bewildered husband realizes that things are not as they should be. His covert explorations reveal that the enormous hospital she was taken to is home to a network of constant surveillance, outlandish sex experiments, and an array of very odd and even violent characters. Within a few days, though no closer to finding his wife, the unnamed narrator finds himself appointed the hospital's chief of security, reporting to a man who thinks he's a horse. With its nightmarish vision of modern medicine and modern life, Secret Rendezvous is another masterpiece from Japan's most gifted and original writer of serious fiction.
"A gorgeously entertaining, provocative book." --Chicago Tribune
"A disconcertingly funny book . . . both original and edgily entertaining." —The New York Times Book Review
"Reads much as if it were the collaborative effort of Hieronymus Bosch, Franz Kafka, and Mel Brooks." --Chicago Sun-Times
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Book Description Perigee Trade, 1981. Book Condition: Fair. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91082616
Book Description Perigee Trade. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2814122070
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Book Description Perigee Trade, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Aside from some shelf wear and toning, this plausibly unread book appears to be in great shape!! Your toes will twinkle with delight when this book gets to you!!!. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 4528
Book Description Perigee Trade, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. First Thus Used. Light shelfwear, creasing to wraps, spine bumped. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾". Bookseller Inventory # 0822268
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Book Description A Perigree Book , [New York], 1980. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good. First Edition Thus. [New York]: A Perigree Book . Good. 1980. First Edition Thus. Trade Paperback. 0399505016 . First edition thus. 179+ pages. Some light-colored staining to the top edge else VG+ copy. . Bookseller Inventory # 27526