Set in Tokyo, this novel follows a man who has everything: a good job, a loving wife, and a beautiful four-month-old daughter. But every night he must fight his urge to stab his daughter with an ice pick. He eventually decides to divert his impulse into an unsuspecting prostitute, but as he begins to execute his meticulous crime, everything begins to unravel.
Ambientada en Tokio, esta novela narra la historia de un hombre que lo tiene todo: un buen trabajo, una esposa que lo ama y una hermosa hija de cuatro meses de edad. Pero cada noche tiene que luchar contra el deseo de apuñalar a su hija con un punzante. Eventualmente decide desviar su impulso hacia una prostituta, pero cuando comienza a ejecutar su meticuloso crimen, todo comienza a deshacerse.
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Ryu Murakami is an award-winning Japanese novelist and filmmaker. He is the author of Almost Transparent Blue and Popular Hits of the Showa Era.From Booklist:
Kawashima survived a hideously abusive childhood and, as isn't unusual in such cases, bears the scars. Voices in his head, accompanied by garish images, urge him to re-create his stabbing, when a teenager, of the stripper who was his brutal mother. Because "only voices and images from the external world could neutralize those from inside," Kawashima's greatest fear is not of death but of blindness and deafness. When fantasies of stabbing his infant daughter as she sleeps in her crib start to dominate his consciousness, he lies to his unsuspecting wife, takes a hotel room, and meticulously plots to murder an S&M prostitute--who is petite, so he can more easily overcome her. Certainly not for the squeamish or faint-hearted, Piercing blends a cold-blooded true-crime ambience and unexpected, almost antic humor as best-laid plans go horribly awry when an equally scarred (she's a compulsive cutter) abuse survivor turned S&M prostitute enters the action. Oddly and thoroughly compelling as well as chilling, and neither black comedy nor horror, this is a strangely entertaining novel. Whitney Scott
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