Publication Date: October 1, 2004
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Enter a world of nihilism and self destruction. Enter a world of rape, incest, and trauma. Enter a world of violence, drugs, and prostitution. Enter an Innocent World.
Ami believes in nothing, hopes for nothing, and turns tricks because it's something to do. Her journey from the pit of despair to the precarious edge of something else captures the part of being seventeen that never makes it into words.
Japan's princess of the disenchanted, Ami Sakurai, burst onto the scene with the razor -sharp novella whose sheer intensity elevates misanthropy to the level of art. Innocent World is her first work to appear in English.
"A girl is finally freed from the cluthes of her own DNA. The small step Ami takes is, I think, a giant step for humankind." - Kiyoshi Kurosawa, director of Cure