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Evil and the Mask

(2013)
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The second book by prize-winning Japanese novelist Fuminori Nakamura to be available in English translation, a follow-up to 2012's critically acclaimed The Thief-another fantastically creepy, electric literary thriller that explores the limits of human depravity-and the powerful human instinct to resist evil.

When Fuminiro Kuki is eleven years old, his elderly, enigmatic father calls him into his study for a meeting. "I created you to be a cancer on the world," his father tells him. It is a tradition in their wealthy family: a patriarch, when reaching the end of his life, will beget one last child to dedicate to causing misery in a world that cannot be controlled or saved. From this point on, Fuminori will be specially educated to learn to create as much destruction and unhappiness in the world around him as a single person can. Between his education in hedonism and his family's resources, Fuminori's life is one without repercussions. Every door is open to him, for he need obey no laws and may live out any fantasy he might have, no matter how many people are hurt in the process. But as his education progresses, Fuminori begins to question his father's mandate, and starts to resist.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Fuminori Nakamura's Evil and the Mask

Hardback Editions

June 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Evil and the Mask
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
ISBN: 1-61695-212-1 / 978-1-61695-212-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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Paperback Editions

June 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Evil and the Mask
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
ISBN: 1-61695-370-5 / 978-1-61695-370-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Evil and the Mask
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
ISBN: 1-72132-411-9 / 978-1-72132-411-8
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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June 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Evil and the Mask
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
ISBN: 1-4821-0125-4 / 978-1-4821-0125-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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June 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Evil and the Mask
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
ISBN: 0-7927-9455-9 / 978-0-7927-9455-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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June 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Evil and the Mask
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Evil and the Mask
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Evil and the Mask
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Evil and the Mask
Author(s): Fuminori Nakamura
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU