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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Delta
Publication date April 25, 2006
Pages 255
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780385339612
ISBN-10 0385339615
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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Summary
When a close friend is found murdered shortly after winning a half-million dollars from a novelty slot machine, Japanese-American gardener Mas Arai discovers that a snakeskin shamisen, a traditional Okinawa musical instrument, could hold a clue to the killer's identity and follows a trail that leads from the streets of L.A. to Okinawa in pursuit of the truth. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From Summer of the Big Bachi to Gasa-Gasa Girl, Naomi Hirahara’s acclaimed novels have featured one of mystery fiction’s most unique heroes: Mas Arai, a curmudgeonly L.A. gardener, Hiroshima survivor, and inveterate gambler.

Few things get Mas more excited than gambling, so when he hears about a $500,000 win–from a novelty slot machine!–he’s torn between admiration and derision. But the stakes are quickly raised when the winner, a friend of Mas’s pal G. I. Hasuike, is found stabbed to death just days later. The last thing Mas wants to do is stick his nose in someone else’s business, but at G.I.’s prodding he reluctantly agrees to follow the trail of a battered snakeskin shamisen (a traditional Okinawan musical instrument) left at the scene of the crime…and suddenly finds himself caught up in a dark mystery that reaches from the islands of Okinawa to the streets of L.A.–a world of heartbreaking memories, deception, and murder.

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Paperback
Book cover for 9780385339612 Book cover for 9781597223973
 
Large print edition from Wheeler Pub Inc (March 21, 2007)
9781597223973 | details & prices | 383 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Book by Hirahara, Naomi
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from Delta (April 25, 2006)
9780385339612 | details & prices | 255 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $16.00
About: When a close friend is found murdered shortly after winning a half-million dollars from a novelty slot machine, Japanese-American gardener Mas Arai discovers that a snakeskin shamisen, a traditional Okinawa musical instrument, could hold a clue to the killer's identity and follows a trail that leads from the streets of L.
Miscellaneous
from Delta (April 25, 2006)
9780440335894 | details & prices | List price $14.00

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