A Burden of Flowers by Natsuki Ikezawa
(Kan Yamaguchi Series)

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From the acclaimed author of "Still Lives", this novel charts the bitter struggle for justice against the might of the pan-Asian drugs cartels and a nation's cancerous political corruption.

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Natsuki Ikezawa was born in Hokkaido. Formerly enrolled at Saitama University, he quit school to become a poet. He lived in Greece for three years in the mid-1970s. Presently he writes not only fiction but criticism and is an active public speaker as well. Of his works, Still Lives and A Burden of Flowers are available in English, and The Navidad Incident—winner of the Tanizaki Jun’ ichiro Prize—in German.
Published February 1, 2002 by Kodansha International (JPN). 280 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A young Japanese woman struggles to spring her brother from an Indonesian prison in Ikezawa's latest, which begins when Kaoru Nishijima learns that her brother, Tez, has been arrested and imprisoned in Bali for heroin possession.

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In the grip of heroin addiction, Tetsuro faces a moral as well as physical burden from the choices he made, while Kaoru learns how to influence her surroundings and those people in it by force of will.

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