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An epic novel about an American Expatriate in Japan searching for redemption in the midst of his father's yearning for his presence, his shady past, Karate, Japanese culture and a deranged psychopath... A book in the tradition of Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises" where Paris is replaced by Kyoto Japan and flat terse prose are outshined with Jay McInerney's keen comical observations and lyrical prose genius.
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Plot & Themes

Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   teacher Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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