(6/19) June Book Club: Tokyo Year Zero

When: Wednesday, June 19, 7 pm – 9 pm
Where: Flatiron Building, 175 Fifth Avenue
Cost: $2/$3 for snacks (bring your own beverages)
RSVP/Questions: Make sure to register via the Facebook or email Liz Mathews at eimathew-at-gmail-dot-com [since your name needs to be on the security guest list to allow entry into the building, RSVP is required.]

This month’s book will be Tokyo Year Zero. Read the Amazon description below:

It’s August 1946—one year after the Japanese surrender—and women are turning up dead all over Tokyo. Detective Minami of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police—irreverent, angry, despairing—goes on the hunt for a killer known as the Japanese Bluebeard—a decorated former Imperial soldier who raped and murdered at least ten women amidst the turmoil of post-war Tokyo. As he undertakes the case, Minami is haunted by his own memories of atrocities that he can no longer explain or forgive. Unblinking in its vision of a nation in a chaotic, hellish period in its history,Tokyo Year Zero is a darkly lyrical and stunningly original crime novel.

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