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On the Japanese streets a woman lies dead. There are two suspects, but who is the real villain?

About the Author

Shuichi Yoshida was born in Nagasaki, Japan, in 1968. He is the author of numerous books and has won many Japanese literary awards, including the Akutayawa Prize for Park Life, and the prestigious Osaragi Jiro Prize and the Mainichi Publishing Culture Award, both of which he received for Villain. Several of his stories have been adapted for Japanese television, and a film based on Villain is due to e released in 2010 in Japan as Akunin. Yoshida lives in Tokyo.

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"Yoshida has been compared to Stieg Larsson for his pairing of lurid crime and social critique, but his tone is less sensationalist, more melancholic...Yoshida exposes cruelty and alienation at all levels of Japanese society" * New Yorker *
"A gripping psychological thriller which shows a very different Japan from the neon-lit Tokyo we are more used to" * Financial Times *
"It isn't hard to see why it has caused a sensation among readers and critics in Japan. Villain is a superlative crime novel with intriguing twists" * Sunday Times *
"A novelist of truly international stature" * The Times *
"A complex and powerful exploration of the lives of a victim, killer and their families and friends... Villain is a moving and disturbing novel about loneliness, lies and the gap between expectation and reality. Highly recommended" * Guardian *

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