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The Okinawa Dragon

Monaghan, Nicola
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Five Leaves Publications
Published: June 18, 2008
ISBN: 9781905512393
96 pages


Jack deals in cardboard, selling expensive and rare gaming cards to rich collectors. He makes plenty of money, travelling the world. He meets millionaire Henri, the man who has everything. Well, almost everything. Henri wants the elusive Okinawa Dragon, a one-off card given to a Japanese businessman who refuses to sell. A plan is hatched, and Jack is soon on his way to Osaka to complete Henri’s collection. There is only one way to get hold of something somebody doesn’t want to give.

Praise for Nicola Monaghan’s The Killing Jar:

“An exuberant debut that reaches the parts of Britain mainstream fiction usually leaves alone.” – The Independent

“Direct and deceptively simple. In spite of the suffering there are surprising touches of humour and tenderness that bloom like flowers on asphalt.” – The Times

“…often violent, it isn’t gratuitous, and Kerrie-Ann’s strident voice sounds authentic; her plight compelling and affecting.”
Independent on Sunday

“Utterly compelling reading about a ‘dead stormy'” – coming of age Booklist (starred review)

“startling and potent debut novel. Powerful and complex.”
– The Independent

Nicola Monaghan is the author of two previous novels, The Killing Jar (which won the Betty Trask Award) and Starfishing. She also publishes as Niki Valentine.

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