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The Resource Under the midnight sun, Keigo Higashino ; translated by Alexander O. Smith with Joseph Reeder

Under the midnight sun, Keigo Higashino ; translated by Alexander O. Smith with Joseph Reeder

Label
Under the midnight sun
Title
Under the midnight sun
Statement of responsibility
Keigo Higashino ; translated by Alexander O. Smith with Joseph Reeder
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
In an abandoned building in 1973 in Osaka, the body of a murdered man is found. Working quietly and methodically, Detective Sagasaki discovers two people who appear to have clear links to the crime -- Ryo, the uncommunicative son of the dead man, and Yukiho, the charming daughter of the man principally in the frame for the murder. Decades pass. The murder remains unsolved. Ryo and Yukiho continue with their lives, disappearing and reappearing through school, jobs, and marriage. But Sagasaki, who carries tenaciousness to the point of obsession, is prepared to spend as much time as it takes to solve an insoluble case. As the many strands of plot, coincidence, and rumor dovetail, Sagasaki zeroes in on the curious bond connecting Yukiho to Ryo. Journey under the Midnight Sun isn't a whodunnit or even a whydunnit, but a what-exactly-is-being-dunnit, and an extraordinary work of fiction that could be read as a potted history of Japan, an exploration of a crumbling social order, a ludic literary puzzle that plays with genre expectations, and most of all, a tantalising mystery that keeps the pages turning. --
Member of
Summary
Two Japanese teenagers, Ryo and Yukiho, are irrevocably linked together as suspects during the search for the person who killed Ryo's father despite the case going cold twenty years ago
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2016
Assigning source
adapted from review by James Kidd
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10528186
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Higashino, Keigo
Dewey number
895.6/36
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Smith, Alexander O.
  • Reeder, Joseph
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True
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  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
  • Murder victims' families
  • Murder
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
  • Murder
  • Murder victims' families
  • Japan
Target audience
adult
Label
Under the midnight sun, Keigo Higashino ; translated by Alexander O. Smith with Joseph Reeder
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Japan in 1999 by Shueisha as Byakuyako"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn933272293
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition: November 2016.
Extent
554 pages
Isbn
9781250105790
Lccn
2016019586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)933272293
Label
Under the midnight sun, Keigo Higashino ; translated by Alexander O. Smith with Joseph Reeder
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Japan in 1999 by Shueisha as Byakuyako"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn933272293
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition: November 2016.
Extent
554 pages
Isbn
9781250105790
Lccn
2016019586
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)933272293

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