Penance by Kanae Minato audiobook

Penance

By Kanae Minato
Translated by Philip Gabriel
Read by Karissa Vacker

Mulholland Books
7.31 Hours 1
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When they were children, Sae, Maki, Akiko, and Yuko were tricked into separating from their friend Emili by a mysterious stranger. Then the unthinkable occurs: Emili is found murdered hours later. Sae, Maki, Akiko, and Yuko weren’t able to accurately describe the stranger’s appearance to the police after the Emili’s body was discovered. Asako, Emili’s mother, curses the surviving girls, vowing that they will pay for her daughter’s murder. Like Confessions, Kanae Minato’s award-winning, internationally bestselling debut novel, Penance is a dark and voice-driven tale of revenge and psychological trauma that will leave listeners breathless.

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Summary

Summary

A Literary Hub Pick of Best Crime Books of 2017

Finalist for the 2018 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original Novel

When they were children, Sae, Maki, Akiko, and Yuko were tricked into separating from their friend Emili by a mysterious stranger. Then the unthinkable occurs: Emili is found murdered hours later.

Sae, Maki, Akiko, and Yuko weren’t able to accurately describe the stranger’s appearance to the police after the Emili’s body was discovered. Asako, Emili’s mother, curses the surviving girls, vowing that they will pay for her daughter’s murder.

Like Confessions, Kanae Minato’s award-winning, internationally bestselling debut novel, Penance is a dark and voice-driven tale of revenge and psychological trauma that will leave listeners breathless.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Kanae Minato is a brilliant storyteller.” Emily St. John Mandel, New York Times bestselling author
"[A] suspenseful psychological melodrama…filled with strange entwinings of chance and effect, free will and manipulation, the mundane and the bizarre.” Wall Street Journal
“With echoes of fairy tales and a Rashom On-like narrative structure, Minato’s Penance is as ethereal and literary as it is a sharp, tight crime novel.” Literary Hub
“Minato keeps readers glued to their seats.” Library Journal
“Minato’s simple, clear voice highlights the stories’ psychological intensity, and themes of powerlessness evolving to strength, duty, and redemption create layers of interest that are perfect for book-group dissection.” Booklist (starred review)
“Minato spotlights the dysfunction that can fester beneath the tidy surface of Japanese society.” Publishers Weekly
“Minato writes character driven mystery-crime novels that take deep dives into people’s psychology—especially girls and women—with an unflinching look at the dark side of humans. I will read any novel she writes.” BookRiot

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Author

Author Bio: Kanae Minato

Author Bio: Kanae Minato

Kanae Minato is a former home economics teacher and housewife who wrote Confessions, her first novel, between household chores. The book has sold more than three million copies in Japan, where it won several literary awards, including the Radio Drama Award, the Detective Novel Prize for New Writers, and the National Booksellers’ Award, and was adapted into an Oscar short-listed film directed by Tetsuya Nakashima. Minato lives in Japan.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 7.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English