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Paperback:The earthquake bird / Susanna Jones.:2002:New pbk. ed. Paperback The earthquake bird / Susanna Jones.
The earthquake bird / Susanna Jones.
Author: Jones, Susanna, 1967-
Publication year: 2002
Format: Paperback
Edition: New pbk. ed.
Publisher: London : Picador,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780330485029 (pbk.) :
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Originally published: 2001.
This novel takes its readers into the mindset of the chief suspect for a murder, Lucy Fly - an English girl working in Tokyo as a translator. As she is interrogated by police she reveals her past, which is dangerously ambiguous & compromising.
General adult.
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This is a “Who Dunnit” novel, but not in the expected style. A dismembered body is pulled from the water. Who was it? Who did it? Will there be more of the same? Will the end of the novel reveal all? There is the inevitable human triangle in this novel - Lucy, Lily and Teiji. Set in Japan, Lucy and Lily are both Yorkshire women, seeking to escape aspects of their past. Teiji is the local love interest. The spectre of a fourth character, the former girlfriend of Teiji - hovers questioningly over events as they unfold. Susanna Jones’ novel divided opinion within our book club – one member absolutely hated it, whilst others found it psychologically interesting and engaging. The main character, Lucy, is portrayed in both the first and second person – an indication of a psychotic /schizophrenic personality, speculated one reader. The details of Japanese culture in the novel fascinated another reader, who particularly relished the detailed descriptions of noodle slurping in the Japane
06/12/12
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