Evil and the Mask

Evil and the Mask

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Random House, Inc.
The second book by prize-winning Japanese novelist Fuminori Nakamura to be available in English translation, a follow-up to 2012's critically acclaimedThe Thief-another fantastically creepy, electric literary thriller that explores the limits of human depravity-and the powerful human instinct to resist evil.

When Fumihiro Kuki is eleven years old, his elderly, enigmatic father calls him into his study for a meeting. "I created you to be a cancer on the world," his father tells him. It is a tradition in their wealthy family: a patriarch, when reaching the end of his life, will beget one last child to cause misery in a world that cannot be controlled or saved. From this point on, Fumihiro will be specially educated to learn to create as much destruction and unhappiness in the world around him as a single person can. Between his education in hedonism and his family's resources, Fumihiro's life is one without repercussions. Every door is open to him, for he need obey no laws and may live out any fantasy he might have, no matter how many people are hurt in the process. But as his education progresses, Fumihiro begins to question his father's mandate, and starts to resist.

Baker & Taylor
Informed by his elderly, enigmatic father that he was created to cause misery in an uncontrollable world, Fuminori is educated to invoke as much destruction and unhappiness as possible and lives a hedonist life without repercussions before starting to question his father's mandates. By the award-winning author of The Thief.

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Informed by his father that he was created to cause misery, Fuminori is educated to invoke as much destruction and unhappiness as possible and lives a hedonist life without repercussions before starting to question his father's mandates.
The second book by prize-winning Japanese novelist Fuminori Nakamura to be available in English translation, a follow-up to 2012's critically acclaimed The Thief{u2500}another fantastically creepy, electric literary thriller that explores the limits of human depravity{u2500}and the powerful human instinct to resist evil. When Fumihiro Kuki is eleven years old, his elderly, enigmatic father calls him into his study for a meeting. "I created you to be a cancer on the world," his father tells him. It is a tradition in their wealthy family: a patriarch, when reaching the end of his life, will beget one last child to dedicate to causing misery in a world that cannot be controlled or saved. From this point on, Fumihiro will be specially educated to learn to create as much destruction and unhappiness in the world around him as a single person can. Between his education in hedonism and his family's resources, Fumihiro's life is one without repercussions. Every door is open to him, for he need obey no laws and may live out any fantasy he might have, no matter how many people are hurt in the process. But as his education progresses, Fumihiro begins to question his father's mandate, and starts to resist.

Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Press, Inc., [2013]
ISBN: 9781616952129
1616952121
Characteristics: 356 pages ; 22 cm

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