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Hideo Yokoyama - Author

About the Author

Hideo Yokoyama (Author) Born in 1957, Hideo Yokoyama worked for twelve years as an investigative reporter with a regional newspaper north of Tokyo, before becoming one of Japan's most acclaimed fiction writers. His exhaustive and relentless work ethic is known to mirror the intense and obsessive behaviour of his characters; and in January 2003 he was hospitalized following a heart attack brought about by working constantly for seventy-two hours. Six Four is his sixth novel, and his first to be published in the English language. Jonathan Lloyd-Davies (Translator) Jonathan Lloyd-Davies studied Japanese at Durham and Chinese at Oxford; he currently works as a translator of Japanese fiction. His translations include Edge by Koji Suzuki, with co-translator Camellia Nieh, the Demon Hunters trilogy by Baku Yumemakura, Gray Men by Tomotake Ishikawa, and Nan-Core by Mahokaru Numata. His translation of Edge received the Shirley Jackson award for best novel. Originally from Wales, he now resides in Tokyo.

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Prefecture D

Prefecture D

Author: Hideo Yokoyama Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/03/2019

A collection of four novellas: each taking place in 1998, each set in the world of Six Four, and each centring around a mystery and the unfortunate officer tasked with solving it. SEASON OF SHADOWS The force could lose face . . . I want you to fix this. Personnel's Futawatari receives a horrifying memo forcing him to investigate the behaviour of a legendary detective with unfinished business. CRY OF THE EARTH It's too easy to kill a man with a rumour. Shinto of Internal Affairs receives an anonymous tipoff alleging a Station Chief is visiting the red-light district -- a warning he soon learns is a red herring. BLACK LINES It was supposed to be her special day. Section Chief Nanao, responsible for the force's 49 female officers, is alarmed to learn her star pupil has not reported for duty, and is believed to be missing. BRIEFCASE We need to know what he's going to ask. On the eve of a routine debate, Political Liaison Tsuge learns a wronged politician is preparing his revenge. He must now quickly dig up dirt to silence him. Prefecture D continues Hideo Yokoyama's exploration of the themes of obsession, saving face, office politics and inter-departmental conflicts. Placing everyday characters between a rock and a hard place and then dialling up the pressure, he blends and balances the very Japanese with the very accessible, to spectacular effect.

Prefecture D

Prefecture D

Author: Hideo Yokoyama Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/03/2019

A collection of four novellas: each taking place in 1998, each set in the world of Six Four, and each centring around a mystery and the unfortunate officer tasked with solving it. SEASON OF SHADOWS The force could lose face . . . I want you to fix this. Personnel's Futawatari receives a horrifying memo forcing him to investigate the behaviour of a legendary detective with unfinished business. CRY OF THE EARTH It's too easy to kill a man with a rumour. Shinto of Internal Affairs receives an anonymous tipoff alleging a Station Chief is visiting the red-light district -- a warning he soon learns is a red herring. BLACK LINES It was supposed to be her special day. Section Chief Nanao, responsible for the force's 49 female officers, is alarmed to learn her star pupil has not reported for duty, and is believed to be missing. BRIEFCASE We need to know what he's going to ask. On the eve of a routine debate, Political Liaison Tsuge learns a wronged politician is preparing his revenge. He must now quickly dig up dirt to silence him. Prefecture D continues Hideo Yokoyama's exploration of the themes of obsession, saving face, office politics and inter-departmental conflicts. Placing everyday characters between a rock and a hard place and then dialling up the pressure, he blends and balances the very Japanese with the very accessible, to spectacular effect.

Seventeen the new novel from the bestselling Japanese sensation

Seventeen the new novel from the bestselling Japanese sensation

Author: Hideo Yokoyama Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SIX FOUR: A TENSE INVESTIGATION IN THE AFTERMATH OF AN AIR DISASTER - FOR FANS OF SPOTLIGHT AND AFTER THE CRASH. 'He's a master' New York Times Book Review 'Very different . . . to almost anything out there' Observer 1985. Kazumasa Yuuki, a seasoned reporter at the North Kanto Times, runs a daily gauntlet against the power struggles and office politics that plague its newsroom. But when an air disaster of unprecedented scale occurs on the paper's doorstep, its staff are united by an unimaginable horror, and a once-in-a-lifetime scoop. 2002. Seventeen years later, Yuuki remembers the adrenaline-fuelled, emotionally charged seven days that changed his and his colleagues' lives. He does so while making good on a promise he made that fateful week - one that holds the key to its last unsolved mystery, and represents Yuuki's final, unconquered fear. 'Seventeen is a brilliant novel on any level - it's a gripping page turner, while remaining moving and complex. It's a deeply satisfying read and it will be a while before I read anything as good' William Ryan 'An astringent, unforgiving picture of modern Japanese society' Guardian

64

64

Author: Hideo Yokoyama Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2018

Im Januar 1989 wird in Tokio ein siebenjahriges Madchen entfuhrt. Funf lange Tage versuchen die verzweifelten Eltern alles, um die Forderungen des Entfuhrers zu erfullen. Doch alle Bemuhungen sind vergebens. Der Entfuhrer entkommt unerkannt mit dem Losegeld, kurz darauf wird die Leiche des Madchens gefunden. Die Ermittlungen der Polizei laufen ins Leere. Der Fall geht unter dem Aktenzeichen 64 als ungelostes Drama in die Kriminalgeschichte Japans ein. Vierzehn Jahre spater verschwindet die Tochter von Yoshinobu Mikami, dem Pressesprecher eines kleinen Polizeireviers. Mikami, selbst Gefangener eines ubermachtigen Verwaltungsapparats, stot kurz darauf auf ein geheimes Memo zu Fall 64. Getrieben von einer dunklen Ahnung beginnt er, auf eigene Faust zu ermitteln - und offnet eine Tur, die besser fur immer verschlossen geblieben ware.

Seventeen the new novel from the bestselling Japanese sensation

Seventeen the new novel from the bestselling Japanese sensation

Author: Hideo Yokoyama Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2018

FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SIX FOUR: A TENSE INVESTIGATION IN THE AFTERMATH OF AN AIR DISASTER. 'He's a master' New York Times Book Review 'Very different . . . to almost anything out there' Observer 1985. Kazumasa Yuuki, a seasoned reporter at the North Kanto Times, runs a daily gauntlet against the power struggles and office politics that plague its newsroom. But when an air disaster of unprecedented scale occurs on the paper's doorstep, its staff are united by an unimaginable horror, and a once-in-a-lifetime scoop. 2002. Seventeen years later, Yuuki remembers the adrenaline-fuelled, emotionally charged seven days that changed his and his colleagues' lives. He does so while making good on a promise he made that fateful week - one that holds the key to its last unsolved mystery, and represents Yuuki's final, unconquered fear. 'Seventeen is a brilliant novel on any level - it's a gripping page turner, while remaining moving and complex. It's a deeply satisfying read and it will be a while before I read anything as good' William Ryan 'An astringent, unforgiving picture of modern Japanese society' Guardian

Seventeen

Seventeen

Author: Hideo Yokoyama Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2018

FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SIX FOUR: A TENSE INVESTIGATION IN THE AFTERMATH OF AN AIR DISASTER - PERFECT FOR FANS OF SPOTLIGHT AND AFTER THE CRASH. 'He's a master' New York Times Book Review 'Very different . . . to almost anything out there' Observer 1985. Kazumasa Yuuki, a seasoned reporter at the North Kanto Times, runs a daily gauntlet against the power struggles and office politics that plague its newsroom. But when an air disaster of unprecedented scale occurs on the paper's doorstep, its staff are united by an unimaginable horror, and a once-in-a-lifetime scoop. 2002. Seventeen years later, Yuuki remembers the adrenaline-fuelled, emotionally charged seven days that changed his and his colleagues' lives. He does so while making good on a promise he made that fateful week - one that holds the key to its last unsolved mystery, and represents Yuuki's final, unconquered fear.

Six Four the bestselling Japanese crime sensation

Six Four the bestselling Japanese crime sensation

Author: Hideo Yokoyama Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/10/2016

'This novel is a real, out-of-the-blue original. I've never read anything like it' New York Times Book Review THE MILLION-SELLING JAPANESE CRIME PHENOMENON, NOW A UK BESTSELLER. SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER. NAMED IN NEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2017. SIX FOUR. THE NIGHTMARE NO PARENT COULD ENDURE. THE CASE NO DETECTIVE COULD SOLVE. THE TWIST NO READER COULD PREDICT. For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter's kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see their daughter again. For the fourteen years that followed, the Japanese public listened to the police's apologies. They would never forget the botched investigation that became known as 'Six Four'. They would never forgive the authorities their failure. For one week in late 2002, the press officer attached to the police department in question confronted an anomaly in the case. He could never imagine what he would uncover. He would never have looked if he'd known what he would find. Loved Six Four and want more Yokoyama? Then read Seventeen, coming February 2018 . . .

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