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The Investigation
By Chi-young Kim (trans) and J. M. Lee
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pegasus Books
Publication date December 20, 2016
Pages 336
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781681772516
ISBN-10 1681772515
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $15.95 says people who bought this book also bought:
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A Smithsonian Best Book of the Year

Fukuoka Prison, 1944. Beyond the prison walls, the war rages.  Inside, a man is found brutally murdered.  What follows is a searing portrait of Korea before their civil war, and a testimony to the redemptive power of poetry. 

Watanbe Yuichi, a young guard with a passion for reading, is ordered to investigate a murder. The victim, Sugiyama, also a guard, was feared and despised throughout the prison and inquiries have barely begun when a powerful inmate confesses. But Watanbe is unconvinced; and as he interrogates both the suspect and Yun Dong-ju, a talented Korean poet, he starts to realize that the fearsome guard was not all he appeared to be...

As Watanbe unravels Sugiyama's final months, he begins to discover what is really going on inside this dark and violent institution, which few inmates survive: a man who will stop at nothing to dig his way to freedom; a governor whose greed knows no bounds; a little girl whose kite finds an unlikely friend. And Yun Dong-ju―the poet whose works hold such beauty the can break the hardest of hearts.

As the war moves towards its devastating close and bombs rain down upon the prison, Watanbe realizes that he must find a way to protect Yun Dong-ju, no matter what it takes. As he digs further and further in to his investigation, the young guard discovers a devastating truth.

At once a captivating mystery and an epic lament for lost freedom and humanity, The Investigation, inspired by a true story, is a sweeping and gripping tale by an international literary star.

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With J. M. Lee | from Pegasus Books (August 15, 2015)
9781605988467 | details & prices | 325 pages | 6.00 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $24.95
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With J. M. Lee | Reprint edition from Pegasus Books (December 20, 2016)
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