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Snakes and Earrings

(2005)
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This prizewinning cult classic was an instant bestseller and sold over a million copies when it was first published in Japan. It is a shockingly gripping tale of pleasure and pain, light and darkness and love and hate.

This tale of sex and darkness is narrated by Lui, an alienated young Japanese woman who becomes disastrously involved with two dangerous men. Lui first meets her boyfriend Ama in a bar after finding herself mesmerised by his forked tongue. She immediately moves in with him and begins following him down the path to body modification by having her tongue pierced and planning a beautiful tattoo for her back. Ama's friend Shiba creates this exquisite tattoo and as he works on it Lui begins an illicit and brutal sexual relationship with him. Then, after a violent encounter on the back streets of Tokyo, Ama goes missing and Lui must face up to her choices...



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Hardback Editions

May 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Snakes and Earrings (Originally published in Japan as Hebi ni Piasu)
Author(s): Hitomi Kanehara
ISBN: 0-525-94889-9 / 978-0-525-94889-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton / Penguin Group (USA)
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Paperback Editions

May 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Snakes and Earrings
Author(s): Hitomi Kanehara
ISBN: 0-452-28731-6 / 978-0-452-28731-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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June 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: Snakes & Earrings
Author(s): Hitomi Kanehara
ISBN: 0-09-948367-X / 978-0-09-948367-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

May 2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Snakes and Earrings
Author(s): Hitomi Kanehara
ISBN: 0-14-305782-0 / 978-0-14-305782-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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