Remote Control

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Hardcover, Kodansha Amer Inc, 2011, ISBN13 9784770031082, ISBN10 4770031084

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Masaharu Aoyagi, a former delivery-truck driver in the city of Sendai, is unemployed. Two years ago he achieved brief notoriety for rescuing a local actress from a robbery attempt while making a delivery to her apartment. Now he is back in the spotlight - this time as the main suspect in the assassination of a newly elected prime minster who had come to Sendai for a hometown victory parade.
Set in a near-future Japan modeled on the United States, Remote Control follows Aoyagi on a forty-eight-hour chase, in a dramatic retelling of the Kennedy killing with Aoyagi in the role of a framed Lee Harvey Oswald. A massive manhunt is underway. As Aoyagi runs, he must negotiate trigger-happy law enforcement and Security Pods set up throughout the city to monitor cell-phone and email transmissions and keep a photo record of street traffic. Can he discover why he has been set up and who is responsible? Can he find the real assassin and prove to the world his innocence - amidst media pronouncements of his guilt - before the conspirators take him out?
Isaka's style and worldview are such that he is often compared to Haruki Murakami; but he defies an easy label as a writer, with a voice, a sense of humor, and an imagination that are truly unique. Now, with this excellent translation by Stephen Snyder, readers everywhere can enjoy one of Japan's finest literary talents.
Winner of the Shugoro Yamamoto Prize and the Japan Booksellers' Prize
No. 1 in Japan's 2009 "This Mystery is Amazing " rankings

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Contributed by: Snyder, Stephen
Publisher: Kodansha America, Incorporated
Publish Date: Mar 01, 2011
ISBN-13: 9784770031082
ISBN-10: 4770031084
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 344
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.44
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.0 x 6.0 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 9784770031082
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