Goddess Chronicle

ISBN-10: 0802121101
ISBN-13: 9780802121103
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Description: From internationally bestselling crime writer Natsuo Kirino comes a mythical slice of feminist noir about family secrets, broken loyalties, and the search for truth in a deceitful world.In a place like no other, on a mystical island in the shape of  More...

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/13/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

From internationally bestselling crime writer Natsuo Kirino comes a mythical slice of feminist noir about family secrets, broken loyalties, and the search for truth in a deceitful world.In a place like no other, on a mystical island in the shape of tear drop, two sisters are born into an esteemed family of oracles. Kamikuu is admired far and wide for her otherworldly beauty; small and headstrong Namima learns to live in her sister’s shadow. On her sixth birthday, Kamikuu is chosen to become the next Oracle, serving the realm of light, while Namima is forced to serve the realm of darkness—destined to spend eternity guiding the spirits of the deceased to the underworld.As the sisters undergo opposite fates, Namima embarks on a journey that takes her from the experience of first love to the aftermath of scalding betrayal. Caught in an elaborate web of treachery, she travels between the land of the living and the Realm of the Dead, seeking retribution and closure.At the heart of this exquisitely dark tale, Kirino masterfully reimagines the ancient Japanese creation myth of Izanami and Izanaki. A provocative, fantastical saga, The Goddess Chronicle tells a sumptuous story of sex, murder, gods and goddesses, and bittersweet revenge.

Rebecca Copeland is professor of Japanese literature at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Her many books include The Sounds of the Wind: The Life and Works of Uno Chiyoand Lost Leaves: Women Writers of Meiji Japan.Melek Ortabasi is assistant professor of comparative literature and Japanese at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. Her research interests include Meiji women writers, Japanese folklore studies, film and popular culture, and translation theory. Currently she is working on a monograph about native ethnologist Yanagita Kunio

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