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Escape!!! (Paperback) (J. P. Rodriguez)
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Japan provides the background for this story of a young man who has travelled to the east to find meaning and salvation, but finds only addiction and desperation. Rodriguez is a master at describing how strange and alienating the culture of Japan can be to any Westerner immersed in it. A compelling narrative from beginning to end, the novel recounts the experiences of a young Canadian ex-pat who has turned his back on his family's wealth only to work as an elevator operator in a Tokyo department store. The narrative focuses on his "last trip" up the elevator and what he plans to do when he gets to the top floor. Escape is a richly told story, edgy and full of psychological suspense.
Number of Pages: 148.0