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The Hunting Gun (Pushkin Collection) by [Yasushi, Inoue, Inoue, Yasushi]
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Three intertwined voices, three broken lives and the same bitterness underlie this cruel, cold, destructive and implacable narrative. Inoue writes hand-in-hand with Death, with a finger on the trigger Lire Concise and artful Spiegel

About the Author

Born in 1907, Yasushi Inoue worked as a journalist and literary editor for many years, only beginning his prolific career as an author in 1949 with Bullfight. He went on to publish 50 novels and 150 short stories, both historical and contemporary, his work making him one of Japan's major literary figures. In 1976 Inoue was presented with the Order of Culture, the highest honour granted for artistic merit in Japan. He died in 1991.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 611 KB
  • Print Length: 113 pages
  • Publisher: Pushkin Press; Tra edition (24 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IC93VGQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #549,181 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Hunting Gun, an epistolary novel offers three perspectives of an affair in the form of three letters, as the book description gives it, from - a lover, her daughter and the abandoned wife, Inoue's tale describes in finely controlled prose the fragilities of the human heart, with all it's restrained emotions and lays before us the tragic consequences of their concealment. As well as being told from three different women, the letters are presented as being written before and after certain events that occur within the story, the slowly revealing of the storyline's details is masterly controlled.

What is striking in the prose of this short work is the imagery used in a number of it's pivotal scenes, the crest of a haori, a burning fishing boat spotted out at sea, all of which resonate deeply. Throughout the letters Inoue effortlessly takes us into the inner psychologies of three women all of whom are coming to terms with the revelation that has lain painfully hidden in their lives, but who are now having to face, for one though the burden proves to have fatal consequences. Although short it's a wrenching and powerful work set in post war Japan.
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By Amanda Jenkinson TOP 500 REVIEWER on 28 Oct. 2014
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Another little gem from Pushkin Press, this powerful and moving novella from one of Japan’s most prolific and acclaimed authors is a tale of love and loss, betrayal and tragedy. In spare and restrained but always lyrical prose, slowly and inexorably, we learn of a love affair gone wrong through the eyes of the three women affected by it – the lover, her daughter and the abandoned wife. In three letters they relate their feelings and experiences so we see the affair from three different points of view. Set just after WWII, it’s an atmospheric and gentle tale, never sentimental, with some beautiful and potent imagery. It feels typically Japanese, and sometimes that sort of controlled writing can seem cold, but here it works very well and I’m delighted to have discovered it.
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A brilliant novella that examines how people never really know each other - by misinterpreting their actions or not knowing the full picture. It does this by presenting the same incident and three different perspectives.
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thanks a lovly book
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thank you
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