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  • Published: 2 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241454602
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

The Ruined Map




A hardboiled detective story that combines the narrative suspense of Chandler with the psychological suspense of Dostoevsky

Mr Nemuro, a respected salesman, disappeared over half a year ago, but only now does his alluring yet alcoholic wife hire a private eye. The nameless detective has but two clues: a photo and a matchbook. With these, he embarks upon an ever-more-puzzling pursuit that leads him into the depths of Tokyo's dangerous underworld, where he begins to lose the boundaries of his own identity. Surreal, fast-paced and hauntingly dreamlike, Abe's masterly novel delves into the unknowable mysteries of the human mind.

  • Published: 2 February 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241454602
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

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