Beautiful, Gothic And Powerfully Mysterious ESQUIRE One Of The Most Original And Intriguing Books You Ll Read This Year MAIL ON SUNDAY His Best To Date DAVID MITCHELLRyunosuke Akutagawa Was One Of Japan S Great Writers Author Of The Stories Rashomon And In A Bamboo Grove , Most Famously Who Lived Through Japan S Turbulent Taisho Period Of 1912 To 1926, Including The Devastating 1923 Earthquake, Only To Take His Own Life At The Age Of Just Thirty Five In 1927 These Are The Stories Of Patient X In One Of Our Iron Castles He Will Tell His Tales To Anyone With The Ears And The Time To Listen Inspired And Informed By Akutagawa S Stories, Essays And Letters, David Peace Has Fashioned A Most Extraordinary Novel Of Tales An Intense, Passionate, Haunting Paean To One Writer, It Also Thrillingly Explores The Act And Obsession Of Writing Itself, And The Role Of The Artist, Both In Public And Private Life, In Times Which Darkly Mirror Our Own.
David Peace was born in 1967 and grew up in Ossett, near Wakefield He left Manchester Polytechnic in 1991, and went to Istanbul to teach English In 1994 he took up a teaching post in Tokyo and now lives there with his family.His formative years were shadowed by the activities of the Yorkshire Ripper, and this had a profound influence on him which led to a strong interest in crime His quartet of
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