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Running away from home into an unfettered new existence within Japan's underground youth culture, eighteen-year-old Liu befriends the seductive, body-pierced Ama and mysterious tattoo artist Shiba, friends whose increasingly reckless behavior forces Liu to make difficult choices. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
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"Shocking, brutal, riveting, and best of all, well written."
"As unsettling and poetic as a fever dream."
"A powerful portrait of [the] post-bubble generation."
—The New York Times
"Ever get the longing to conceal a video camera in a zone you’d never get a peek into otherwise? Hitomi Kanehara fearlessly takes us into the labyrinthine realm that makes up renegade Japanese youth culture."
—J.T. Leroy, author of Sarah
HITOMI KANEHARA won the Akutagawa Prize for debut fiction in 2004, and her novel Snakes and Earrings became a runaway Japanese bestseller. Her second novel, Ash Baby, has already sold 300,000 copies.
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Book Description Plume, 2006. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110452287316
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