Kazuya Takino leads a quiet life running a supermarket in the Tokyo suburbs. But when an extortionist tries to force him out of business, he finds himself drawn into the yakuza underworld – a world he once called home and thought he had left behind. Pursuing him is detective Takagi, an aficionado of French cigarettes and modernist poetry, the most decorated inspector on the Tokyo police force. As the shadowy Maruwa gang engages Takino in an escalating cycle of violence and retaliation, Detective Takagi can only stand by and watch as the beast within Takino is lured further and further out of his cage.
|notes:||Japanese title: Ori.|
|publisher:||Vertical, 2006, 2007|
|publication place:||New York|
|japanese publication date:||1983|
|english publication date:||2006|
|description:||230 p. ; 21 cm.|