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Audition (edition 2010)
by Ryu Murakami (Author)
Audition by RyĹ« Murakami
The long-awaited translation of the novel behind the cult classic Japanese movie.In this gloriously over-the-top tale, Aoyama, a widower who has lived alone with his son ever since his wife died seven years before, finally decides it is time to remarry. Since Aoyama is a bit rusty when it comes to dating, a filmmaker friend proposes that, in order to attract the perfect wife, they do a casting call for a movie they donâ??t intend to produce. As the rĂ©sumĂ©s pile up, only one of the applicants catches Aoyamaâ??s attentionâ??Yamasaki Asamiâ??a striking young former ballerina with a mysterious past. Blinded by his instant and total infatuation, Aoyama is too late in discovering that she is a far cry from the innocent young woman he imagines her to be. The novelâ??s fast-paced, thriller conclusion doesnâ??t spare the reader as Yamasaki takes off her angelic mask and reve
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)895.635Literature Literature of other languages Asian (east and south east) languages Japanese Japanese fiction 1945â€“2000
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