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Author Yoshimura, Akira, 1927-2006.

Title On parole / Akira Yoshimura ; translated from the Japanese by Stephen Snyder.

Published New York : Harcourt Brace, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  895.635 YOSHIMU    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Karishakuhō. English
Physical description 244 pages ; 21 cm
Summary A man murders his wife, wounds her lover, and sets the lover's home-with the lover's mother in it-on fire. Sixteen years later, 50-year-old Shiro Kikutani, a former high-school teacher serving a life sentence for this crime, is released. In jail, he had thought of nothing but freedom. His release, however, creates a series of obstacles for which he is not prepared. While he continually examines his conscience, he feels no remorse. On parole, he slowly begins to lead a normal life, and that life seems livable, until his new wife pressures him to express remorse he does not feel.Once again, Yoshimura has written a finely detailed, subtle, powerful story that explores the fragile life of a murderer and the quality of freedom in an unforgiving society. 5-5/16 X 8.
Other author Snyder, Stephen, 1957-
Subject Yoshimura, Akira, 1927-2006 -- Translations into English.
ISBN 0151002703