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Lonely hearts killer

Translated by Adrienne Carey Hurley

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PM Press is proud to bring you this first English translation of a full-length novel by the award-winning author Tomoyuki Hoshino. What happens when a popular and young emperor suddenly dies, and the only person available to succeed him is his sister? How can people in an island country survive as climate change and martial law are eroding more and more opportunities for local sustainability and mutual aid? And what can be done to challenge the rise of a new authoritarian political leadership at a time when the general public is obsessed with fears related to personal and national “security”? These and other provocative questions provide the backdrop for this powerhouse novel about young adults embroiled in what appear to be more private matters–friendships, sex, a love suicide, and struggles to cope with grief and work.

japanese title: Ronrii haatsu kiraa
notes: Japanese title: Ronrii haatsu kiraa.
subjects: Authoritarianism
Kings and rulers, Succession
Political corruption
Teenagers, Political activity
genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781604860849
OCLC number: 319501248
publisher: PM Press
publication place: Oakland, CA
japanese publication date: 2004
english publication date: 2009
document type: Book
description: xv, 203 p. ; 20 cm.