Escape From Amsterdam

Escape From Amsterdam

Book - 2008
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Aozora---idle university student, future crooked bureaucrat, fresh broken heart---has been playing too much mah-jongg and now finds himself deep in debt. When Auntie Okane dies and leaves him and his sister Mai a priceless inheritance, he thinks his problems are solved. But they're only just beginning.

Mai's disappeared, taken hostage by a notorious "yakuza "gang. Aozora can't collect the cash without her and his loan sharks are becoming impatient. So begins a fast-paced adventure that takes him to the deep south of Japan and the surreal environs of a Dutch theme park called Amsterdam. It sounds like a holiday, but Aozora is about to enter the real world. . . .

Featuring the Japanese mob, motorcycle gangs, a phony princess, topiary dinosaurs, high-tech love dolls, and a selection of Japanese manga, "Escape from Amsterdam" is playful, offbeat, and thrilling. It paints a surprising portrait of contemporary Japan that few Westerners have seen and introduces a strikingly original and inventive writer.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, 2008
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312380403
Branch Call Number: FICTION Sherwood
Characteristics: 258 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Escape from Amsterdam : a novel


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