Silence Once Begun
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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.

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    • Nov-2014
    • Vintage
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 0345805526
    • ISBN13: 9780345805522
    • Jun-2014
    • Text Publishing Co
    • Trade Paperback
    • ISBN: 1922182494
    • ISBN13: 9781922182494
    • First Edition
    • Feb-2014
    • Pantheon (UK)
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0307908488
    • ISBN13: 9780307908483
    • Feb-2014
    • Knopf
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 0307908496
    • ISBN13: 9780307908490


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