The Year of the Cat


Original Title: Das Jahr der Katze

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 352 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-630-87476-0
€ 22.00 [D] | € 22.70 [A] | CHF 30.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

Date of publication: September 3, 2018
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Christoph  Peters - The Year of the Cat


A fast-paced, yet philosophical literary thriller set in Japan

All Fumio Onishi is really supposed to do is find out for the Japanese mafia who killed his friend Yuki in Berlin. But then he cannot resist the temptation to set out on an excessive vendetta against the Vietnamese clans behind Yuki's death before absconding to Japan with his German girlfriend, Nikola. Here, the Yakuza "godfather", Oyabun Takeda, calls him to account, for Fumio's unauthorized activities have created huge problems for the Yakuza. Fumio now turns to his old teacher, Master Harada, for help, but Harada is himself in extreme danger …

In his second novel focussing on Fumio Onishi after The Arm of the Kraken author Christoph Peters plunges into the abysses of the land of the rising sun – a highly contradictory cosmos full of mystifying traditions between great elegance and blind cruelty.

"Stirring reading material, and not only for Japanologists."





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