A Gripping Debut Set In Modern Day Tokyo And Inspired By A True Crime, For Readers Of Everything I Never Told You And The Perfect Nanny, What S Left Of Me Is Yours Charts A Young Woman S Search For The Truth About Her Mother S Life And Her Murder In Japan, A Covert Industry Has Grown Up Around The Wakaresaseya Literally Breaker Upper , A Person Hired By One Spouse To Seduce The Other In Order To Gain The Advantage In Divorce Proceedings When Sat Hires Kaitar , A Wakaresaseya Agent, To Have An Affair With His Wife, Rina, He Assumes It Will Be An Easy Case But Sat Has Never Truly Understood Rina Or Her Desires And Kaitar S Job Is To Do Exactly That Until He Does It Too Well While Rina Remains Ignorant Of The Circumstances That Brought Them Together, She And Kaitar Fall In A Desperate, Singular Love, Setting In Motion A Series Of Violent Acts That Will Forever Haunt Her Daughter S LifeTold From Alternating Points Of View And Across The Breathtaking Landscapes Of Japan, Stephanie Scott Exquisitely Renders The Affair And Its Intricate Repercussions As Rina S Daughter, Sumiko, Fills In The Gaps Of Her Mother S Story And Her Own Memory, Scott Probes The Thorny Psychological And Moral Grounds Of The Actions We Take In The Name Of Love, Asking Where We Draw The Line Between Passion And Possession
STEPHANIE SCOTT is a Singaporean and British writer who was born and raised in South East Asia She read English Literature at the Universities of York and Cambridge and holds an M.St in Creative Writing from Oxford University Scott was awarded a British Association of Japanese Studies Toshiba Studentship for her anthropological work on What s Left of Me Is Yours and has been made a member of the British Japanese Law Association as a result of her research She also won the A.M Heath Prize, the Jerwood Arvon Prize for Prose Fiction, and was a runner up for the Bridport Prize Peggy Chapman Andrews Award What s Left of Me Is Yours is her first novel.
- 352 pages
- What's Left of Me Is Yours
- Stephanie Scott
- 09 February 2018 Stephanie Scott