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Popular Hits of the Showa Era : A Novel - Ryu Murakami

Popular Hits of the Showa Era

A Novel

Paperback Published: 31st January 2011
ISBN: 9780393338423
Number Of Pages: 192

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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 neighbourhood.

At the outset, the young men seem louche but harmless, their activities limited to drinking, snacking, peering at a naked neighbour 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.

Industry Reviews

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

ISBN: 9780393338423
ISBN-10: 0393338428
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 31st January 2011
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.9  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.159

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