In Shadow Family, Miyuki Miyabe draws readers into the amorphous world of Internet chat rooms-a world of people from all walks of life attracted by the possibility of being whomever they want to be.
Police investigating the murder of a middle-aged office worker discover e-mail correspondence on the victim's computer that indicates he had been a regular participant in an Internet chat room, as the "father" in a fantasy "family." Meanwhile, a female detective is assigned to protect the dead man's real-life daughter who complains of being stalked. As the real daughter confronts her father's alternate life, we are pulled into a psychological drama that pits reality and illusion against each other in astonishing ways.

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Genre: Mystery

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February 2005 : Hardback
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Title: Shadow Family
Author(s): Miyuki Miyabe
ISBN: 4770030029 / 978-4770030023
Publisher: Kodansha International (JPN)
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November 2005 : Paperback
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Title: Shadow Family
Author(s): Miyuki Miyabe
ISBN: 4770030045 / 978-4770030047
Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd
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