Ryu Murakami, musician, filmmaker, TV talk show host, and novelist,
is the author of Almost Transparent Blue, 69, and
Coin Locker Babies, which the Washington Post praised
as "a knockout . . . a great big pulsating parable."
Ralph McCarthy is the translator of Murakami's 69 and two collections of stories by Osamu Dazai.
"A writer with talent to burn . . . Fellini and Gunter Grass, David Bowie and Dostoevski, Garcia Marquez and Mike Leigh's Naked all come to mind." --Gary Indiana, author of Rent Boy"A blistering portrait of contemporary Japan . . . one of the most savage thrillers since The Silence of the Lambs." --Kirkus Reviews