The Hunting Gun

The Hunting Gun

By: Yasushi Inoue

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“Delicate and powerful... a haunting, sensitive meditation on memory as well as a wonderful introduction to a master sorely underappreciated in the West. . . timeless, elegiac, and masterful” – Shelf Awareness

The story of a love affair and its tragic consequences, told through the letters of three women — a contemporary translation of a Modern classic

“A Japanese master. . . Inoue's humane and searching world view is there to be explored” – The Spectator

Love, death, truth and loneliness are all intertwined in this masterpiece from one of Japan’s greatest writers.
A tragedy in three letters: the masterpiece of one of Japan’s greatest writers

A lover, her daughter and the abandoned wife: three letters by three women tell the story of a love affair’s tragic consequences.

First Shoko, who finds out about the infidelity through reading her mother’s diary; then Midori, the wife who has always known but never told; and finally the beautiful Saiko, the woman who has betrayed her best friend.Yasushi Inoue’s poised, unsentimental novella is a powerful tale with universal resonance. Written from three different points of view, the story explores the impact of forbidden passion.

Don’t miss this stunning new edition of a celebrated translation of a Modern classic — the best known and most accomplished novel by the beloved Japanese author of the acclaimed novella Bullfight.

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Steerforth Press

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Paperback / softback | Trade paperback (US)

Penguin Random House

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