The Thief

The Thief

By Fuminori Nakamura; Charlie Thurston (Narrated by); Charlie Thurston (Read by)

Audiogo, Compact Disc, 9781609989811

Publication Date: July 10, 2012

Description
The Thief is a seasoned pickpocket. Anonymous in his tailored suit, he weaves in and out of Tokyo crowds, stealing wallets from strangers so smoothly sometimes he doesn t even remember the snatch. Most people are just a blur to him, nameless faces from whom he chooses his victims. He has no family, no friends, no connections But he does have a past, which finally catches up with him when Ishikawa, his first partner, reappears in his life, and offers him a job he can t refuse. It's an easy job: tie up an old rich man, steal the contents of the safe. No one gets hurt. Only the day after the job does he learn that the old man was a prominent politician, and that he was brutally killed after the robbery. And now the Thief is caught in a tangle even he might not be able to escape.


About the Author
Fuminori Nakamura graduated from Fukushima University in 2000. In 2002 he won the prestigious Noma Literary Prize for new writers for his first novel, "A Gun", and in 2005 he won the Akutagawa Prize for "The Boy in the Earth". "The Thief", winner of the 2010 Kenzabur e Prize, Japan s most important literary award, was his first novel to be published in English.

Charlie Thurston has appeared on stages across the country, including Trinity Repertory Company, Arden Theatre Company, Baltimore Center Stage, Intiman Theater, Chautauqua Theater Company, and Riverside Theatre. Charlie holds an MFA in acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep.

Charlie Thurston has appeared on stages across the country, including Trinity Repertory Company, Arden Theatre Company, Baltimore Center Stage, Intiman Theater, Chautauqua Theater Company, and Riverside Theatre. Charlie holds an MFA in acting from Brown University/Trinity Rep.