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Tokyo Year Zero

(2007)
(The first book in the Tokyo Trilogy series)
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From “British crime fiction's most exciting new voice in decades” (GQ) comes an electrifying novel that revisits a series of shocking crimes committed in post - World War II, bombed-out, American-occupied Tokyo.

On August 15, 1946—the first anniversary of the Japanese surrender—the partially decomposed, raped, and strangled bodies of two women are found in Shiba Park. More murders will soon be uncovered: women killed in the same way, and, it becomes clear, by the same hand.

Narrated by the irreverent, despairing yet determined Detective Minami of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, Tokyo Year Zero tells a fictionalized story of the real-life hunt for “the Japanese Bluebeard”—a decorated Imperial soldier who raped and murdered at least ten women amid the bleak turmoil of post-war Japan (“one huge sea of displaced persons . . . one minute here and one minute gone”). And it is the story of Detective Minami: chasing down, and haunted by, memories of atrocities that he can no longer explain or forgive.

Unblinking in its vision of a nation in a chaotic, hellish period in its history; of the rawness of emotion left in the wake of war; and of the moral and psychological corruption engendered by its aftermath—Tokyo Year Zero is unforgettable, a darkly lyrical and stunningly original crime novel.

Genre: Mystery
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Hardback Editions

August 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tokyo Year Zero (Tokyo Trilogy 1)
Author(s): David Peace
ISBN: 0-571-23645-6 / 978-0-571-23645-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tokyo Year Zero
Author(s): David Peace
ISBN: 0-571-23782-7 / 978-0-571-23782-1 (UK edition)
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September 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tokyo Year Zero
Author(s): David Peace
ISBN: 0-307-26374-6 / 978-0-307-26374-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

September 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tokyo Year Zero (Tokyo Trilogy 1)
Author(s): David Peace
ISBN: 0-571-23199-3 / 978-0-571-23199-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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August 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Tokyo Year Zero (Tokyo Trilogy)
Author(s): David Peace
ISBN: 0-307-27650-3 / 978-0-307-27650-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tokyo Year Zero (Tokyo Trilogy)
Author(s): David Peace
ISBN: 0-571-23932-3 / 978-0-571-23932-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2007 : UK Perfect Paperback
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Title: Tokyo Year Zero
Author(s): David Peace
ISBN: 0-571-23198-5 / 978-0-571-23198-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime
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Audio Editions

August 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tokyo Year Zero
Author(s): David Peace
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Tokyo Year Zero
Author(s): David Peace
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2010 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Tokyo Year Zero: Library Edition
Author(s): David Peace
ISBN: 1-4417-5606-X / 978-1-4417-5606-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc
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August 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Tokyo Year Zero
Author(s): David Peace
ISBN: 1-4417-5609-4 / 978-1-4417-5609-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Tokyo Year Zero (Tokyo Trilogy)
Author(s): David Peace
ISBN: 1-4417-5607-8 / 978-1-4417-5607-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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August 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Tokyo Year Zero (Tokyo Trilogy)
Author(s): David Peace
ISBN: 1-4417-5610-8 / 978-1-4417-5610-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

September 2008 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tokyo Year Zero (Tokyo Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): David Peace
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Tokyo Year Zero (Tokyo Trilogy)
Author(s): David Peace
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Availability: Amazon