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Audition - by Ryu Murakami (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 192

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Thrillers

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: General

Author: Ryu Murakami

Language: English

Street Date: June 7, 2010
TCIN: 78167638
UPC: 9780393338416
Item Number (DPCI): 247-28-7206
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



"Audition" is the long-awaited translation of the novel behind the cult classic Japanese movie.



Book Synopsis



In this gloriously over-the-top tale, Aoyama, a widower who has lived alone with his son ever since his wife died seven years before, finally decides it is time to remarry. Since Aoyama is a bit rusty when it comes to dating, a filmmaker friend proposes that, in order to attract the perfect wife, they do a casting call for a movie they don't intend to produce. As the résumés pile up, only one of the applicants catches Aoyama's attention--Yamasaki Asami--a striking young former ballerina with a mysterious past. Blinded by his instant and total infatuation, Aoyama is too late in discovering that she is a far cry from the innocent young woman he imagines her to be. The novel's fast-paced, thriller conclusion doesn't spare the reader as Yamasaki takes off her angelic mask and reveals what lies beneath.



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The prose...is elegiac and affecting, but it has the sharp, visceral feel of the butcher's knife or surgeon's scalpel...a highly compulsive, one-sitting read.--Irvine Welsh "The Guardian"
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