Escape From Amsterdam

Escape From Amsterdam

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Aozora is delighted when he and his sister Mai receive an inheritance from their late aunt, but Mai has vanished and he cannot get the money without her, sending him on a quest to find her that takes him to a Dutch theme park called Amsterdam.

McMillan Palgrave

Aozora---idle university student, future crooked bureaucrat, fresh broken heart---has been playing too much mah-jongg and now finds himself deep in debt. When Auntie Okane dies and leaves him and his sister Mai a priceless inheritance, he thinks his problems are solved. But they’re only just beginning.

Mai’s disappeared, taken hostage by a notorious yakuza gang. Aozora can’t collect the cash without her and his loan sharks are becoming impatient. So begins a fast-paced adventure that takes him to the deep south of Japan and the surreal environs of a Dutch theme park called Amsterdam. It sounds like a holiday, but Aozora is about to enter the real world. . . .

Featuring the Japanese mob, motorcycle gangs, a phony princess, topiary dinosaurs, high-tech love dolls, and a selection of Japanese manga, Escape from Amsterdam is playful, offbeat, and thrilling. It paints a surprising portrait of contemporary Japan that few Westerners have seen and introduces a strikingly original and inventive writer.



Blackwell North Amer
Aozora - idle university student, future crooked bureaucrat, fresh broken heart - has been playing too much mah-jongg and now finds himself deep in debt to a very impatient loan shark. When Auntie Okane dies and leaves him and his sister Mai a priceless inheritance, he thinks his problems are solved. But they're only just beginning. Mai's disappeared, enslaved by a notorious yakuza gang. Aozora can't collect the cash without her. So begins a fast-paced adventure that takes him to the deep south of Japan and the surreal environs of a Dutch theme park called Amsterdam. It sounds like a holiday, but Aozora is about to enter the real world ...
Featuring the Japanese mob, motorcycle gangs, a phony princess, topiary dinosaurs, high-tech love dolls, and a selection of Japanese manga, Escape from Amsterdam is edgy, offbeat, and thrilling. It paints a surprising portrait of contemporary Japan that few Westerners have seen.

Baker
& Taylor

Deep in debt, Aozora is delighted when he and his sister Mai receive a sizeable inheritance from their late aunt, but Mai has vanished and he cannot get the money without her, sending him on a fast-paced quest to find her that takes him to the south of Japan and to a bizarre Dutch theme park called Amsterdam. A first novel. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur, 2008
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312380403
0312380402
Characteristics: 258 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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