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Out

(2003)
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Awards
Edgar Awards Best Novel (nominee)
In the Tokyo suburbs four women work the draining graveyard shift at a boxed-lunch factory. Burdened with chores and heavy debts and isolated from husbands and children, they all secretly dream of a way out of their dead-end lives. A young mother among them finally cracks and strangles her philandering, gambling husband then confesses her crime to Masako, the closest of her colleagues. For reasons of her own, Masako agrees to assist her friend and seeks the help of the other co-workers to dismember and dispose of the body. The body parts are discovered, the police start asking questions, but the women have far more dangerous enemies -a yakuza connected loan shark who discovers their secret and has a business proposition, and a ruthless nightclub owner the police are convinced is guilty of the murder. He has lost everything as a result of their crime and he is out for revenge. Out is a psychologically taut and unflinching foray into the darkest recesses of the human soul, an unsettling reminder that the desperate desire for freedom can make the most ordinary person do the unimaginable.

    

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Hardback Editions

May 2003 : Hardback
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Title: Out
Author(s): Natsuo Kirino
ISBN: 4770029055 / 978-4770029058
Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd
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Paperback Editions

June 2007 : Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Out
Author(s): Natsuo Kirino
ISBN: 2757804812 / 978-2757804810
Publisher: Points
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August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Out (Vintage East)
Author(s): Natsuo Kirino
ISBN: 0-09-949268-7 / 978-0-09-949268-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Out: A Novel
Author(s): Natsuo Kirino
ISBN: 1-4000-7837-7 / 978-1-4000-7837-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: Out
Author(s): Natsuo Kirino
ISBN: 0-09-947228-7 / 978-0-09-947228-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Out: A Novel
Author(s): Natsuo Kirino
ISBN: 1-5318-8944-1 / 978-1-5318-8944-9
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Out: A Novel
Author(s): Natsuo Kirino
Publisher: Audible Studios
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June 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Out: A Novel
Author(s): Natsuo Kirino
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Out
Author(s): Natsuo Kirino
ISBN: 0-7927-3922-1 / 978-0-7927-3922-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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March 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Out
Author(s): Natsuo Kirino
ISBN: 0-7927-3923-X / 978-0-7927-3923-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sound Library
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March 2006 : USA MP3 CD

Title: Out
Author(s): Natsuo Kirino
ISBN: 0-7927-3970-1 / 978-0-7927-3970-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon CA