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Publisher Comments:

The Prize-Winning Cult Classic and International Bestseller with Over 1 Million Copies Sold

Describing a world as amoral and fascinating as the landscapes of Less Than Zero and Trainspotting, this novel about a young woman living in the violent world of Japa‛s underground youth culture is both shocking and strangely beautiful.

Enchanted by the snakelike forked tongue of a stranger called Ama, nineteen- year-old Lui takes a walk on another side of life. Following Ama home the night she meets him, Lui straightaway moves in with him and begins making plans to have her own tongue pierced. Determined to push her boundaries further, she asks Am‛s strange friend Shiba to design an exquisite dragon tattoo for her back. But when Lui and Shiba begin an affair, Am‛s jealousy is stirred and the situation becomes explosive.

Synopsis:

An edgy and electrifying literary sensation that took Japan by storm, "Snakes and Earrings" is the riveting story of a young girl's descent through the dark and disturbing underbelly of Tokyo.

Synopsis:

“Shocking, brutal, riveting, and best of all, well written”

—Marie Claire

“As unsettling and poetic as a fever dream”

—Elle

“A powerful portrait of [the] post-bubble generation”

—The New York Times

“Ever get the longing to conceal a video camera in a zone yo‛d never get a peek into otherwise? Hitomi Kanehara fearlessly takes us into the labyrinthine realm that makes up renegade Japanese youth culture”

—J.T. Leroy, author of Sarah

Synopsis:

The Prize-Winning Cult Classic and International Bestseller with Over 1 Million Copies Sold

Describing a world as amoral and fascinating as the landscapes of Less Than Zero and Trainspotting, this novel about a young woman living in the violent world of Japan's underground youth culture is both shocking and strangely beautiful.

Enchanted by the snakelike forked tongue of a stranger called Ama, nineteen- year-old Lui takes a walk on another side of life. Following Ama home the night she meets him, Lui straightaway moves in with him and begins making plans to have her own tongue pierced. Determined to push her boundaries further, she asks Ama's strange friend Shiba to design an exquisite dragon tattoo for her back. But when Lui and Shiba begin an affair, Ama's jealousy is stirred and the situation becomes explosive.

About the Author

HITOMI KANEHARA won the Akutagawa Prize for debut fiction in 2004, and her novel Snakes and Earrings became a runaway Japanese bestseller. Her second novel, Ash Baby, has already sold 300,000 copies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452287310
Publisher:
Plume
Subject:
General
Translator:
Karashima, David James
Author:
Kanehara, Hitomi
Subject:
Tattooing
Subject:
Tattoo artists.
Subject:
Literary
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20060530
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
1.00 in.
Age Level:
from 18

Related Subjects


Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Romance » General

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Product details 128 pages Plume Books - English 9780452287310 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An edgy and electrifying literary sensation that took Japan by storm, "Snakes and Earrings" is the riveting story of a young girl's descent through the dark and disturbing underbelly of Tokyo.
"Synopsis" by , “Shocking, brutal, riveting, and best of all, well written”

—Marie Claire

“As unsettling and poetic as a fever dream”

—Elle

“A powerful portrait of [the] post-bubble generation”

—The New York Times

“Ever get the longing to conceal a video camera in a zone yo‛d never get a peek into otherwise? Hitomi Kanehara fearlessly takes us into the labyrinthine realm that makes up renegade Japanese youth culture”

—J.T. Leroy, author of Sarah

"Synopsis" by , The Prize-Winning Cult Classic and International Bestseller with Over 1 Million Copies Sold

Describing a world as amoral and fascinating as the landscapes of Less Than Zero and Trainspotting, this novel about a young woman living in the violent world of Japan's underground youth culture is both shocking and strangely beautiful.

Enchanted by the snakelike forked tongue of a stranger called Ama, nineteen- year-old Lui takes a walk on another side of life. Following Ama home the night she meets him, Lui straightaway moves in with him and begins making plans to have her own tongue pierced. Determined to push her boundaries further, she asks Ama's strange friend Shiba to design an exquisite dragon tattoo for her back. But when Lui and Shiba begin an affair, Ama's jealousy is stirred and the situation becomes explosive.

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