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Out

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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Used availability for Natsuo Kirino's Out


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Hardback Editions

May 2003 : Hardback
thumbTitle: Out
Author(s): Natsuo Kirino
ISBN: 4770029055 / 978-4770029058
Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

June 2007 : Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: Out (French)
Author(s): Natsuo Kirino
ISBN: 2757804812 / 978-2757804810
Publisher: Points
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August 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: Out
Author(s): Natsuo Kirino
ISBN: 1-5318-8944-1 / 978-1-5318-8944-9
Publisher: AUDIBLE STUDIOS ON BRILLIANCE
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June 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Out: A Novel
Author(s): Natsuo Kirino
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
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