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Hell By Yasutaka Tsutsui

Hell
by Yasutaka Tsutsui

Fifty-seven-year-old Takeshi has just been involved in a traffic accident. When he wakes up, he is in a strange bar, no longer crippled as he has been for most of his life, but able to walk without crutches in his everyday business suit.
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Fifty-seven-year-old Takeshi has just been involved in a traffic accident. When he wakes up, he is in a strange bar, no longer crippled as he has been for most of his life, but able to walk without crutches in his everyday business suit. Looking around, he sees a number of familiar faces - Izumi, a colleague who had died in a plane crash five years before; his childhood friend Yuzo, who had become a yakuza and had been killed by a rival gang member; and Sasaki, who had frozen to death as a homeless vagrant.This is Hell - a place where three days last as long as ten years on earth, and people are able to see events in both the future and the past. Yuzo can now see the yakuza that killed him as he harasses a friend of his. The actress Mayumi and the writer Torigai are chased by the paparazzi into an elevator that drops to floor 666 beneath ground level. The vivid depiction of afterlife portrayed in "Hell" admits the traditional horrors, but subjects them to Tsutsui's unique powers of enchantment: witty, amusing, praised for its poetic style and the wizard-like light touch of the author's shifting focus, "Hell" is a masterpiece of surrealist literature.

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Sku
GOR001579330
Title
Hell
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Alma Books Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
300
ISBN 10
1846880467
ISBN 13
9781846880469
Prizes
N/A
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