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by Ryū Murakami

`Equally compelling and disturbing … Piercing is an even darker psycho-thriller’ — Daily Mail

`If Ryu Murakami’s short novel were a film it would be a nasty but effective B-movie chiller … Written in a faintly ironic style reminiscent of Bret Easton Ellis, Piercing is queasily compulsive … the plot delivers its shocks efficiently’ — Financial Times

Audition

Documentary-maker Aoyama hasn’t dated anyone in the seven years since the death of his beloved wife, Ryoko. Now even his teenage son Shige has suggested he think about remarrying. So when his best friend Yoshikawa comes up with a plan to hold fake film auditions so that Aoyama can choose a new bride, he decides to go along with the idea.

Of the thousands who apply, Aoyama only has eyes for Yamasaki Asami, a young, beautiful, delicate and talented ballerina with a turbulent past. But there is more to her than Aoyama, blinded by his infatuation, can see, and by the time he discovers the terrifying truth it may be too late Ryu Murakami delivers his most subtle and disturbing novel yet, confirming him as Japan’s master of the psycho-thriller.

About the Author

Ryū Murakami is a Japanese novelist, short story writer, essayist and filmmaker. His novels explore human nature through themes of disillusion, drug use, surrealism, murder and war, set against the dark backdrop of Japan.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 2.6 × 19.7 cm

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