Last Winter, We Parted

Last Winter, We Parted

Book - 2014
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A young writer arrives at a prison to interview a convict. The writer has been commissioned to write a full account of the case, from the bizarre and grisly details of the crime to the nature of the man behind it. The suspect, a world-renowned photographer named Kiharazaka, has a deeply unsettling portfolio, lurking beneath the surface of each photograph is an acutely obsessive fascination with his subject. He stands accused of murdering two women, both burned alive, and will likely face the death penalty. But something isn't quite right. As the young writer probes further, his doubts about this man as a killer intensify, and he struggles to maintain his sense of reason and justice. Is Kiharazaka truly guilty, or will he die to protect someone else? Evoking Truman Capote's In Cold Blood and Ryūnosuke Akutagawa's “Hell Screen,” Fuminori Nakamura has crafted a twisted talea that asks a deceptively sinister question: Is it possible to truly capture the essence of another human being?
Publisher: New York : Soho Press, c2014
ISBN: 9781616954550
Branch Call Number: NAK
Characteristics: 216 p. ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Powell, Allison Markin

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Jun 14, 2016

Well written, except that the story was unnecessarily complicated, and failed to generate the appropriate mood.

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