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Popular Hits of the Showa Era - by Ryu Murakami (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 192

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Literary

Format: Paperback

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Age Range: Adult

Author: Ryu Murakami

Language: English

Street Date: January 31, 2011
TCIN: 77475445
UPC: 9780393338423
Item Number (DPCI): 247-17-7053
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



From the author of Audition, a wickedly satirical and wildly funny tale of an intergenerational battle of the sexes.



Book Synopsis



In his most irreverent novel yet, Ryu Murakami creates a rivalry of epic proportions between six aimless youths and six tough-as-nails women who battle for control of a Tokyo neighborhood. At the outset, the young men seem louche but harmless, their activities limited to drinking, snacking, peering at a naked neighbor through a window, and performing karaoke. The six aunties are fiercely independent career women. When one of the boys executes a lethal ambush of one of the women, chaos ensues. The women band together to find the killer and exact revenge. In turn, the boys buckle down, study physics, and plot to take out their nemeses in a single blast. Who knew that a deadly gang war could be such fun? Murakami builds the conflict into a hilarious, spot-on satire of modern culture and the tensions between the sexes and generations.



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Murakami's novels are filled with entertaining psychopaths.... it's a reminder that he's one of the few subversive writers we have.--Nathaniel Rich "The New York Times"
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