By M. Thomas Gammarino
“From Susie Wong to Madame Butterfly to overlook Saigon: you may imagine that we have had sufficient of yank males adventuring, scoring, and coming undone within the a long way East. yet you would be mistaken. Gammarino's Big in Japan is a clever and full of life booklet, sharp-eyed and unsparing in its account of a tender American's strong and intensely undesirable moments out of the country. The writing is stressed out and the last word judgement is cruel. it really is seductive and it truly is devastating.” —PF Kluge, writer of Eddie and the Cruisers and Gone Tomorrow
While enjoying to lackluster crowds of their fatherland of Philadelphia, innovative rock band Agenbite clings to the comforting half-truth that they are doing larger in Japan. whilst their supervisor consents to ship them over on a shoestring travel, even though, they're speedily compelled to renounce their illusions and go back stateside.
All yet considered one of them, that is.
Brain Tedesco, the band's obsessive-compulsive nerve heart, has fallen in love with a part-time intercourse employee - the 1st lady ever to have touched him - and his illusions have purely simply began. What ensues is a gritty coming-of-age story during which mind, motive on attaining a few type of transcendence, mockingly (or no longer so ironically) descends into the Hungry Ghost realm of Tokyo’s underworld. He turns into, in influence, a gaki - the insatiable creature of Buddhist cosmology - and needs to the way to stay while his outsize wishes threaten to engulf him.
By turns compassionate and ruthless, erotic and gruesome, riotously severe and lethal humorous, Big in Japan is a sparking, gut-wrenching, face-melting debut novel.
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