Real World

Real World

Book - 2008
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"In a crowded Tokyo suburb, four teenage girls indifferently wade their way through a hot, smoggy summer. When one of them, Toshi, discovers that her nextdoor neighbor has been brutally murdered, the girls suspect the killer is the neighbor's son. But when he flees, taking Toshi's bike and cell phone with him, the four girls get caught up in a tempest of dangers that rise from within them as well as from the world around them."--Publisher's description.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2008]
Edition: First American edition
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780307267573
Characteristics: 208 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Gabriel, Philip 1953-,- Translator
Alternative Title: Riaru wārudo


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Mar 28, 2017

This book was REAL good!

ChristchurchLib Aug 12, 2013

"In this bleak depiction of contemporary suburban Tokyo, oppressive summer school boredom is shattered by a teenager's brutal murder of his mother. Four teenage girls make small choices to help him - loaning a bicycle, not answering questions by the police - as they're inevitably drawn to the mystery, drama, and alternative to real life that his act offers. Though the self-absorbed teens may be too much for some, the multiple points of view allow for a gripping if sombre glimpse into modern teenage Japanese culture." Thrillers and Suspense August 2013 newsletter


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