By M. Thomas Gammarino
“From Susie Wong to Madame Butterfly to overlook Saigon: you could imagine that we have now had sufficient of yankee males adventuring, scoring, and coming undone within the a ways East. yet you would be fallacious. Gammarino's Big in Japan is a clever and energetic ebook, sharp-eyed and unsparing in its account of a tender American's sturdy and extremely undesirable moments in a foreign country. The writing is stressed out and the final word judgement is cruel. it is seductive and it is devastating.” —PF Kluge, writer of Eddie and the Cruisers and Gone Tomorrow
While enjoying to lackluster crowds of their fatherland of Philadelphia, revolutionary rock band Agenbite clings to the comforting half-truth that they are doing greater in Japan. while their supervisor has the same opinion to ship them over on a shoestring travel, even though, they're speedily pressured to renounce their illusions and go back stateside.
All yet considered one of them, that is.
Brain Tedesco, the band's obsessive-compulsive nerve middle, has fallen in love with a part-time intercourse employee - the 1st girl ever to have touched him - and his illusions have merely simply all started. What ensues is a gritty coming-of-age story within which mind, purpose on attaining a few form of transcendence, satirically (or now not so satirically) descends into the Hungry Ghost realm of Tokyo’s underworld. He turns into, in impact, a gaki - the insatiable creature of Buddhist cosmology - and needs to easy methods to reside whilst 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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