Out: Vintage Classics Japanese Series


Four women factory workers in Tokyo dream of escaping their dead-end lives. When one of them murders her womanising, gambling husband, a chain of events begins which sees all four pursued by the police, the Japanese underworld, and a ruthless nightclub owner framed by the police for the murder.

ISBN: 9781784875404 Author: Kirino, Natsuo Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 3rd October 2019 Imprint: Vintage Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 895.636 (edition:23) Pages: 520 Language: English Edition: Reprint Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category:

In the Tokyo suburbs four women work the graveyard shift at a factory. Burdened with heavy debts, alienated from husbands and children, they all secretly dream of a way out of their dead-end lives.

A young mother among them finally cracks and strangles her philandering, gambling husband. She confesses her crime to her colleagues and unexpectedly, they agree to help. But then the dismembered body parts are discovered, the police start asking questions and more dangerous enemies begin to close in.

OUT is a psychologically taut and unflinching foray into the darkest recesses of the human soul, an unsettling reminder that the desperate desire for freedom can make the most ordinary person do the unimaginable.

‘Grimly satisfying – like no one you’ve ever read before’ Kirkus Reviews

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