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Birthday

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Basis of the Hit Movie Ring 0: Birthday!Birthday is Ring-master Koji Suzukis return to the Ring universe, a collection of short stories focusing on the female characters with a theme of birth. An exploration of extraordinary circumstances from the perspective of memorable women, this expansion of the Ring, Spiral, and Loop world was adapted into a hit movie less than a year after the books publication.Thirty years before the tragic events of Ring, Sadako Yamamura was an aspiring stage actress on the verge of her theatrical debut. The beautiful and ravishing Sadako was the object of every males desire involved with the company including n the director. There was one thespian she was interested in, but… Fast forward past the events of Ring, Ryuji Takayamas distraught lover, Mai Takano is struggling in the wake of the professors mysterious demise. Mai visits Ryujis parents house to find the missing pages of his soon-to-be published article. There she is drawn to a curious videotape and a fate more terrifying than Ryuji or Kazuyuki Asakawas.Reiko Sugiura questioned the purpose of bringing a child into a world where there was only death. She already lost one son, and the father of her unborn child, Kaoru Futami, had disappeared in search of a cure to the deadly disease that threatened all life. Despite Kaorus to meet again in two months, he has not returned. Despondent but driven for answers Reiko is led to the Loop project, where she will discover the final truths of the Ring virus.

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This much-awaited return to the "Ring" universe features three short stories focusing on its female characters, with a theme of birth. An exploration of extraordinary circumstandces from the perspectives of memorable women, "Birthday" is no mere sequel--as fans of "Spiral" and" Loop" should know.

About the Author

Koji Suzuki was born in 1957 in Hamamatsu, southwest of Tokyo. He attended Keio University where he majored in French. After graduating he held numerous odd jobs, including a stint as a cram school teacher. Also a self-described jock, he holds a first-class yachting license and crossed the U.S., from Key West to Los Angeles, on his motorcycle.The father of two daughters, Suzuki is a respected authority on childrearing and has written numerous works on the subject. He acquired his expertise when he was a struggling writer and househusband. Suzuki also has translated a children's book into Japanese, The Little Sod Diaries by the crime novelist Simon Brett.In 1990, Suzuki's first full-length work, Paradise won the Japanese Fantasy Novel Award and launched his career as a fiction writer. Ring, written with a baby on his lap, catapulted him to fame, and the multi-million selling sequels Spiral and Loop cemented his reputation as a world-class talent. Often called the "Stephen King of Japan," Suzuki has played a crucial role in establishing mainstream credentials for horror novels in his country. He is based in Tokyo but loves to travel, often in the United States. Birthday is his sixth novel to appear in English.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781932234824
Author:
Suzuki, Koji
Publisher:
Vertical
Translator:
Walley, Glynne
Author:
Walley, Glynne
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Suzuki, Koji
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.98x6.34x.65 in. .58 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This much-awaited return to the "Ring" universe features three short stories focusing on its female characters, with a theme of birth. An exploration of extraordinary circumstandces from the perspectives of memorable women, "Birthday" is no mere sequel--as fans of "Spiral" and" Loop" should know.
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