Gold Rush by Miri Yu

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A startling work composed of eerily vivd scenes that possess an animation-like hyper-reality, Gold Rush, a phenomenal best-seller in Japan, is a graphic, violent, controversial novel of the corruption of modern Japan and its youth. Inspired by a 1997 real-life murder of an elementary school student by a 14 year-old boy, who displayed the murdered boy's head by the entrance of a junior high school, Gold Rush is the sotyr of a 14 year-old boy raised by his detached, repulsive father in the poor, crime-ridden Japanese port city of Yokohama.

About Miri Yu

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Yu is a 30-year-old woman of Korean descent who is currently Japan's bestselling writer. As a teenager she dropped out of school and joined a theater troupe, finding success as an actress and later in the literary world. She has written short stories, play, screenplays, and essays as well as novels, winning the Akutagawa Prize, Japan's top literary honor in 1997.
Published January 1, 1998 by Welcome Rain Publishers.
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Studying Kazuki, a family friend observes, “That’s why society sets boundaries, eighteen or twenty years old, and says that’s when a person reaches adulthood;

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A violent Japanese teen murders his father and tries to take control of his gaming business in Yu's lurid, graphic American debut.

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