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After dark

During seven hours of a Tokyo night one sister sleeps, while the other, a student reading quietly in a Denny's until she is lead to night people who are radically different from her.

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  • "This latest work from the Kafka Prize winning author delves into the lives of a set of characters whose movements intertwine in after hours Tokyo."
  • "During seven hours of a Tokyo night one sister sleeps, while the other, a student reading quietly in a Denny's until she is lead to night people who are radically different from her."@en
  • "Set in Tokyo during the witching hours between midnight and dawn, the novel features two sisters--Eri, a fashion model slumbering her way into oblivion, and Mari, a young student soon led from solitary reading at an anonymous Denny's toward people whose lives are radically alien to her own: a jazz trombonist who claims they've met before, a burly female "love hotel" manager and her maid staff, and a Chinese prostitute savagely brutalized by a businessman."@en
  • "A short, sleek novel of encounters set in Tokyo during the witching hours between midnight and dawn, and every bit as gripping as Haruki Murakami's masterworks The wind-up bird chronicle and Kafka on the shore. At its center are two sisters--Eri, a fashion model slumbering her way into oblivion, and Mari, a young student soon led from solitary reading at an anonymous Denny's toward people whose lives are radically alien to her own: a jazz trombonist who claims they've met before, a burly female "love hotel" manager and her maid staff, and a Chinese prostitute savagely brutalized by a businessman. These "night people" are haunted by secrets and needs that draw them together more powerfully than the differing circumstances that might keep them apart, and it soon becomes clear that Eri's slumber--mysteriously tied to the businessman plagued by the mark of his crime--will either restore or annihilate her."@en
  • ""The midnight hour approaches in an almost empty all-night diner. mari sips her coffee and glances up from a book as a young man, a musician, intrudes on her solitude. Both have missed the last train home. The musician has plans to rehearse with his jazz band all night, Mari is equally unconcerned and content to read, smoke and drink coffee until dawn."--P. [4] of cover."@en

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  • "Downloadable audio books."@en
  • "Magic realism (Literature)"@en
  • "Compact discs."
  • "Drama"@en
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Audiobooks."@en
  • "Fiction."@en

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  • "After dark"
  • "After dark"@en
  • "After Dark."