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The Thief

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Written by Fuminori NakamuraAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Fuminori Nakamura
Translated by Satoko IzumoAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Satoko Izumo and Stephen CoatesAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Stephen Coates

  • Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
  • Publisher: Soho Crime
  • On Sale: March 20, 2012
  • Price: $23.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-61695-021-7 (1-61695-021-8)
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
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WINNER — 2009 OE PRIZE, Japan’s most important literary award

The Thief is a seasoned pickpocket. Anonymous in his tailored suit, he weaves in and out of Tokyo crowds, stealing wallets from strangers so smoothly sometimes he doesn’t even remember the snatch. Most people are just a blur to him, nameless faces from whom he chooses his victims. He has no family, no friends, no connections.... But he does have a past, which finally catches up with him when Ishikawa, his first partner, reappears in his life, and offers him a job he can’t refuse. It’s an easy job: tie up an old rich man, steal the contents of the safe. No one gets hurt. Only the day after the job does he learn that the old man was a prominent politician, and that he was brutally killed after the robbery. And now the Thief is caught in a tangle even he might not be able to escape.