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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date March 20, 2012
Pages 211
Binding Hardcover
Edition 1
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781616950217
ISBN-10 1616950218
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Original list price $23.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A literary crime masterpiece that follows a Japanese pickpocket lost to the machinations of fate. Bleak and oozing existential dread, The Thief is simply unforgettable.  

The Thief is a seasoned pickpocket. Anonymous in his tailored suit, he weaves in and out of Tokyo crowds, stealing wallets from strangers so smoothly sometimes he doesn’t even remember the snatch. Most people are just a blur to him, nameless faces from whom he chooses his victims. He has no family, no friends, no connections.... But he does have a past, which finally catches up with him when Ishikawa, his first partner, reappears in his life, and offers him a job he can’t refuse. It’s an easy job: tie up an old rich man, steal the contents of the safe. No one gets hurt. Only the day after the job does he learn that the old man was a prominent politician, and that he was brutally killed after the robbery. And now the Thief is caught in a tangle even he might not be able to escape.

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With Satoko Izumo (other contributor), Stephen Coates (other contributor) | 1 edition from Random House Inc (March 20, 2012)
9781616950217 | details & prices | 211 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $23.00
About: A literary crime masterpiece that follows a Japanese pickpocket lost to the machinations of fate.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781472106957 Book cover for 9781616952020
 
from Gardners Books (May 16, 2013)
9781472106957 | details & prices | 224 pages | 4.50 × 7.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $11.30
from Soho Pr Inc (January 15, 2013)
9781616952020 | details & prices | 211 pages | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.36 lbs | List price $14.95

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