Life at the prestigious Q High School for Girls in Tokyo exists on a precise social axis: a world of insiders and outsiders, of haves and have-nots. Beautiful Yuriko. Praise. “Vengefully mesmerizing Kirino turns an unerring eye toward the vicious razors of the adolescent female mind.” —San Francisco Chronicle “Kirino . “Grotesque” is full of schoolgirls in long socks but blanchingly free of cuteness, a combination we might call Uh-Oh Kitty. Natsuo Kirino started.
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‘Grotesque’ cuts too close to the bone | The Japan Times
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Beautiful Yuriko and her unpopular, unnamed sister exist in different spheres; the hopelessly awkward Kazue Sato floats around among them, trying to fit in. Years later, Yuriko and Kazue are dead — both have become prostitutes and both have been brutally murdered.
At once a psychological investigation of the pressures facing Japanese women and a classic work of noir fiction, Grotesque is a brilliantly twisted novel of grotdsque, desire, beauty, cruelty, and identity by one of our most electrifying writers.
From the Trade Paperback edition. Natsuo Kirino, born inquickly established a reputation in her country as one of a rare breed of mystery writers whose work goes well beyond the conventional crime novel.
This fact has been demonstrated by her winning not only… More about Natsuo Kirino. Kirino turns an unerring eye toward the vicious razors of the adolescent female mind.
Cain might have written if he had been a Japanese feminist. A powerful study of people humbled at the altar of superficial values.
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