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Coin Locker Babies / Edition 2
     

Coin Locker Babies / Edition 2

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by Ryu Murakami, Stephen Snyder
 

ISBN-10: 4770028962

ISBN-13: 9784770028969

Pub. Date: 08/09/2002

Publisher: Kodansha International

A surreal coming-of-age tale that establishes Ryu Murakami as one of the most inventive young writers in the world today.

Abandoned at birth in adjacent train station lockers, two troubled boys spend their youth in an orphanage and with foster parents on a semi-deserted island before finally setting off for the city to find and destroy the women who first

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A surreal coming-of-age tale that establishes Ryu Murakami as one of the most inventive young writers in the world today.

Abandoned at birth in adjacent train station lockers, two troubled boys spend their youth in an orphanage and with foster parents on a semi-deserted island before finally setting off for the city to find and destroy the women who first rejected them. Both are drawn to an area of freaks and hustlers called Toxitown. One becomes a bisexual rock singer, star of this exotic demimonde, while the other, a pole vaulter, seeks his revenge in the company of his girlfriend, Anemone, a model who has converted her condominium into a tropical swamp for her pet crocodile.

Together and apart, their journey from a hot metal box to a stunning, savage climax is a brutal funhouse ride through the eerie landscape of late-twentieth-century Japan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9784770028969
Publisher:
Kodansha International
Publication date:
08/09/2002
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 5.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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Coin Locker Babies 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Sianne_Rice More than 1 year ago
My favorite book, simply astounding what I felt while reading this book. Sorrow, revulsion, anger, disgust, love, excitement, fear. This book isn't for the faint of heart, it takes some getting used to, Murakami is very descriptive and graphic and nothing is too taboo for him. You'll see. Read the book, you wont regret it.
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This is somehow my favorite novel. It's a very distressing read- that much is sure- but in that it is very powerful. Murakami can take even relatively normal life events and spin them masterfully into something that tugs at those strings in your brain that hold things in place. The way he describes something like tomatoes, squished on the ground, is somehow just as distressing as a death scene. I won't rehash the plot, because of all the great reviews already present on the page, but know this: It's an outlandish tale presented in such a skilled way that there's no reason to doubt it as you read. And if you like Japan, it's doubly delicious. I know that probably doesn't sound like an appealing read, and for many people it won't be, but if you're a little eccentric, a little dark, and you like being a little distrubed, this might be the best thing you'll ever find.