#MysteryMonday murder in Japan
In Tokyo a college student’s discovery and eventual
obsession with a stolen handgun awakens something dark
inside him and threatens to consume not only his life but
also his humanity. Nakamura’s Japanese debut is a noir-spun
tale that probes the violence inherent to aesthetics.
On a nighttime walk along a Tokyo riverbank, a young man
named Nishikawa stumbles on a dead body, beside which lies a
gun. From the moment Nishikawa decides to take the gun, the
world around him blurs. Knowing he possesses the weapon
brings an intoxicating sense of purpose to his dull
But soon Nishikawa’s personal entanglements become
unexpectedly complicated: he finds himself romantically
involved with two women while his biological father, whom
he’s never met, lies dying in a hospital. Through it all, he
can’t stop thinking about the gun—and the four bullets
loaded in its chamber. As he spirals into obsession, his
focus is consumed by one idea: that possessing the gun is no
longer enough—he must fire it.
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