Out: A Novel

Author: 
Natsuo Kirino
Blurb: 
A young mother who works the night shift making boxed lunches strangles her abusive husband, then seeks four coworkers' help to dispose of the body. The coolly intelligent Masako emerges as the plot’s ringleader but quickly discovers that this killing is merely the beginning, as it leads to a terrifying foray into the violent underbelly of Japanese society. (Originally published in Japanese in 1997. Translated into English by Stephen Snyder.)
Representation
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Female protagonist: 
Yes
Protagonist of Colour: 
Yes
Queer relationship: 
No
Publication
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Publishing date: 
2003
ISBN: 
1400078377
Publisher: 
Kodansha
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Warning for very disturbing, sometimes graphic scenes of violence, including sexual violence.

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The Literary Sluts review of this book sums up the disturbing scenes and plot points (with spoilers).

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