The Thief is a seasoned pickpocket. Anonymous in his tailored suit, he weaves in and out of Tokyo crowds, stealing wallets from strangers so smoothly sometimes he doesn’t even remember the snatch. Most people are just a blur to him, nameless faces from whom he chooses his victims. He has no family, no friends, no connections.... But he does have a past, which finally catches up with him when Ishikawa, his first partner, reappears in his life, and offers him a job he can’t refuse. It’s an easy job: tie up an old rich man, steal the contents of the safe. No one gets hurt. Only the day after the job does he learn that the old man was a prominent politician, and that he was brutally killed after the robbery. And now the Thief is caught in a tangle even he might not be able to escape.

Author

Fuminori Nakamura

His debut novel  (The Gun) won the Shinchō New Author Prize in 2002. Also received the Noma Prize for New Writers in 2004 for Shakō[The Shade]. Winner of the Akutagawa Prize in 2005 for Tsuchi no naka no kodomo (Child in the Ground). Suri (Pickpocket) won the Ōe Kenzaburō Prize in 2010. His other works include Sekai no Hate (The Far End of the World), Ōkoku (Kingdom), and Meikyū (Labyrinth).

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Review Review - THE THIEF, Fuminori Nakamura
Karen Chisholm
Friday, April 11, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - The Thief, Fuminori Nakamura
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
ISBN
9781616950217
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Review Review - THE THIEF, Fuminori Nakamura
Karen Chisholm
Friday, April 11, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - The Thief, Fuminori Nakamura
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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