Tokyo Year Zero

By David Peace
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307276506, 355pp.)

Publication Date: August 12, 2008

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It's August 1946 one year after the Japanese surrender and women are turning up dead all over Tokyo. Detective Minami of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police irreverent, angry, despairing goes on the hunt for a killer known as the Japanese Bluebeard a decorated former Imperial soldier who raped and murdered at least ten women amidst the turmoil of post-war Tokyo. As he undertakes the case, Minami is haunted by his own memories of atrocities that he can no longer explain or forgive. Unblinking in its vision of a nation in a chaotic, hellish period in its history, "Tokyo Year Zero" is a darkly lyrical and stunningly original crime novel.

About the Author
David Peace grew up in Yorkshire in the '70's and vividly remembers listening to the hoax tape of the Yorkshire Ripper on his way home from school. He is one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists 2003 and lives in Japan.
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