Silence Once Begun (Paperback)

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Description


Over the course of several months, eight people vanish from their homes in the same Japanese town, a single playing card found on each door. Known as "the Narito Disappearances," the crime has authorities baffled--until a confession appears on the police's doorstep, signed by one Oda Sotatsu, a thread salesman.
Sotatsu is arrested, jailed, and interrogated, but he refuses to speak. Even as his family comes to visit, even as his execution looms, and even as a young woman named Jito Joo enters his cell, he maintains his vow of silence. And as a journalist's obsession uncovers more to the story, Jesse Ball spins a wildly inventive and emotionally powerful take of unjust conviction and lost love.

About the Author


Jesse Ball is the author of three previous novels, including "Samedi the Deafness, " and several books of verse, bestiaries, and sketchbooks. His awards include the 2008 "Paris Review" Plimpton Prize; his verse has been included in the Best American Poetry series. He gives classes on lucid dreaming and lying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780345805522
ISBN-10: 0345805526
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: November 4th, 2014
Pages: 232
Language: English
Series: Vintage Contemporaries