Out: A Novel (Vintage International)
Registered by FuryIII on 10/18/2006
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Since returning to work 18 months ago, I've had little time for pleasure reading. However, I found Out in my wanderings over the summer, and once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. Kirino has crafted a story that is by turns horrific, somber, poignant, and hilarious in a gruesome, black comedy sort of way. In this tale of four housewives who work the night shift in a factory and who come together to determine how to dispose of the body when one of their number murders her husband, Kirino explores not just the lonely lives of these women trying to make ends meet, but also the Tokyo underworld, the legacy of Japan's bubble economy, and what happens to those who "cross the line."