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The Gun by Fuminori Nakamura

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Also by Fuminori Nakamura:

Cult X, April 2019
Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
Cult X, June 2018
Hardcover / e-Book
The Boy in the Earth, May 2017
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The Kingdom, July 2016
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The Gun, January 2016
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Evil And The Mask, June 2013
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The Thief, March 2012
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The Gun
Fuminori Nakamura


Soho Crime
January 2016
On Sale: January 5, 2016
Featuring: Nishikawa
198 pages
ISBN: 1616955902
EAN: 9781616955908
Kindle: B00TCI4SEA
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Suspense Psychological | Mystery

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 university life.

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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