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The Hunting Gun

Yasushi (Author) Inoue, Michael (Translator) Emmerich
Format: Paperback
Publisher: PUSHKIN PRESS (Pushkin Press Classics)
Published: April 25, 2024
ISBN: 9781805330394
112 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


‘Inoue wrote compassionately, but without a hint of sentimentality’ TLS ‘Inoue writes hand-in-hand with Death, with a finger on the Trigger’ Lire A lover, her daughter and an abandoned wife: three women write letters revealing the tragic aftermath of a forbidden love affair. Saiko is beautiful, sophisticated – and disloyal to her cousin and closest friend. Midori, forsaken by her husband, takes a silent vengeance. And Shoko, Saiko’s daughter, is left to make sense of family secrets. In this masterpiece of mid-century Japanese fiction, Inoue weaves together conflicting perspectives to tell a single story of love, death, truth and longing. Part of the Pushkin Press Classics series: timeless storytelling by icons of literature, hand-picked from around the globe. Translated by Michael Emmerich. Yasushi Inoue (1907-1991) worked as a journalist and literary editor for many years, beginning his prolific career as an author in 1949 with the novel Bullfight. He went on to publish fifty novels and 150 short stories, both historical and contemporary, becoming one of Japan’s major literary figures. In 1976 Inoue was presented with the Order of Culture, the highest honour granted for artistic merit in Japan.

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