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The night of Baba Yaga / Akira Otani ; translated from the Japanese by Sam Bett.

Ōtani, Akira, 1981- (author.). Bett, Sam, 1986- (translator.).


"Tokyo, 1979. Yoriko Shindo, a workhorse of a woman who has been an outcast her whole life, is kidnapped and dragged to the lair of the Naiki-kai, a branch of the yakuza. After she savagely fends off a throng of henchmen in an attempt to escape, Shindo is only permitted to live under one condition: that she will become the bodyguard and driver for Shoko Naiki, the obsessively sheltered daughter of the gang's boss. Eighteen-year-old Shoko, pretty and silent as a doll, has no friends, wears strangely old-fashioned clothes, and is completely naive in all matters of life. Originally disdaining her ward, Shindo soon finds herself far more invested in Shoko's well-being than she ever expected. But every man around them is bloodthirsty and trigger-happy. Shindo doubts she and Shoko will survive much longer if nothing changes. Could there ever be a different life for two women like them? Akira Otani's English-language debut moves boldly through time and across gender, stretching the definitions and possibilities of each concept. Rendered in a gorgeous translation by International Booker-shortlisted Sam Bett, this lean, mean thriller proves that bonds forged in fire are unbreakable"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781641294911
  • ISBN: 1641294914
  • Physical Description: 206 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Crime, 2024.
Subject: Yakuza > Fiction.
Woman-woman relationships > Fiction.
Bodyguards > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Racially mixed people > Fiction.
Japan > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Queer fiction.
Historical fiction.

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  • 1 of 5 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


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