The Ruined Map by Kōbō Abe - PDF and EPUB eBook

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Of all the great Japanese novelists, Kobe Abe was indubitably the most versatile. With The Ruined Map, he crafted a mesmerizing...

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Details of The Ruined Map

Exact title of the book
The Ruined Map
Book author
Kōbō Abe
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
304 pages
Language
English
Published
December 4th 2001 by Vintage
File size (in PDF)
1216 kB
The Ruined Map

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Of all the great Japanese novelists, Kobe Abe was indubitably the most versatile. With The Ruined Map, he crafted a mesmerizing literary crime novel that combines the narrative suspense of Chandler with the psychological depth 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.

Translated from the Japanese by E. Dale Saunders.