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Cult X

(2018)
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The magnum opus by Akutagawa Prize-winner Fuminori Nakamura, Cult X is a story that dives into the psychology of fringe religion, obsession, and social disaffection.

When Toru Narazaki's girlfriend, Ryoko, disappears, he tries to track her down, despite the warnings of a private detective he's hired to find her. Ryoko's past is shrouded in mystery, but the one concrete clue to her whereabouts is a previous address where she lived: in a compound in the heart of Tokyo, with a group that seems to be a cult led by a charismatic guru with a revisionist Buddhist scheme of life, death, and society. Narazaki plunges into the secretive world of the cult, ready to expose himself to any of the guru's brainwashing tactics if it means he can learn the truth about Ryoko. But the cult isn't what he expected, and he has no idea of the bubbling violence beneath its surface.

Inspired by the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway, Cult X is an exploration of what draws individuals into extremism. This multi-faceted novel is nothing less than a tour de force, capturing the connections between astrophysics, neuroscience, and religion. It is an invective against predatory corporate consumerism and exploitative geopolitics, and it is a love story about compassion in the face of nihilism.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

May 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Cult X
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
ISBN: 1-61695-786-7 / 978-1-61695-786-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Cult X
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
ISBN: 1-64129-023-4 / 978-1-64129-023-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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Audio Editions

July 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Cult X
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
ISBN: 1-66446-923-0 / 978-1-66446-923-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. and Blackstone Publishing
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May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Cult X
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura, Kalau Almony - translator
Publisher: Recorded Books
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May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Cult X
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura, Kalau Almony - translator
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Cult X
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura, Kalau Almony - translator
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Cult X
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU