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By David Peace

It really is August 1946—one yr after the japanese surrender—and girls are turning up lifeless in every single place Tokyo. Detective Minami of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police—irreverent, indignant, despairing—goes at the hunt for a killer referred to as the japanese Bluebeard—a embellished former Imperial soldier who raped and murdered a minimum of ten ladies amidst the turmoil of post-war Tokyo. As he undertakes the case, Minami is haunted through his personal stories of atrocities that he can now not clarify or forgive. Unblinking in its imaginative and prescient of a state in a chaotic, hellish interval in its historical past, Tokyo 12 months Zero is a darkly lyrical and stunningly unique crime novel.

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