Item description for City of Refuge by Kenzo Kitakata & Y. T. Horgan...
Overview After killing two gangsters for the woman he loves, Koji, accompanied by the boy he had kidnapped during his getaway, is on the run from the police as well as the mob, with Detective Takagi hot on his trail. Original.
Publishers Description He killed 2 gangsters for the woman he loves, for Makiko. The sensation of the murder on Koji's hands is still fresh. Now he's running from the police as well as the mob.
Unlike your ordinary hero, Koji kidnaps a boy during his getaway. On his trail is "the Old Dog" Detective Takagi.
Another unique gem from the master stylist!
". While Kitakata does not yet have the movie-based appeal of Koji Suzuki, his tales of gangsters and artists take the elements of American crime fiction and substitute culturally adventurous choices for readers who like to have their worlds upended. And since the world of crime fiction is essentially all about having your world upended, it stands to reason that these novels will offer some dark delights. " - Ain't It Cool News
Award winning author of The Cage, Winter Sleep, and Ashes, Kenzo Kitakata is the undisputed don of hardboiled and mystery writing in Japan. Of his more than one hundred novels, none have gone out of print.
Awards and Honors: 1982, Japan Adventure Writing Association Award ; Yoshikawa Eiji Award for Sleepless Nights 1983, Japan Adventure Writing Association Award for The Cage 1984, Japan Mystery Writers Association Award for Thirsty Town;Kadokawa Fiction Award for The Past: Remember 1985, Bungei Award for The Street With No Tomorrow 1990, Shibata Renzaburo Prize, Vanquishing Star 2005, Shiba Ryotaro Prize for Tales of the Water Margin
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 9" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Apr 3, 2012
ISBN 1934287121 ISBN13 9781934287125
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More About Kenzo Kitakata & Y. T. Horgan
Kenzo Kitakata is the undisputed don of hardboiled and mystery writing in Japan, where he has received numerous literary awards. "The Cage" won the Japan Mystery Writers Association Award and is his third novel to appear in English. His American debut "Ashes" was one of "Las Vegas Mercury's" 10 Best Novels of 2003, a BookSense Selection, and a "Village Voice" Summer Read.