Re: RARA-AVIS: Noir by female authors

Date: 05 Jan 2007

> "Vicki Hendricks's Iguana Love is outstanding, as is Natsuo Kirino's
> Out."
> I agree with those endorsements.
> Out got huge write-ups when it came out, deservedly so. However, that
> was years ago. No other Kirino books (from what I understand, she's
> pretty prolific in Japanese) have been translated. Did Out not sell
> well enough to warrant others?
> Mark

Amazon lists--

Grotesque by Kirino & Copeland Hardcover: 480 pages Publisher: Knopf (March 13, 2007) Language: English ISBN-10: 1400044944 ISBN-13: 978-1400044948

Disparitions by Kirino and Chupin Paperback Publisher: Editions du Rocher (May 27, 2002) ISBN-10: 2268042618 ISBN-13: 978-2268042619
(This may actually be in French...)

Don't forget too, good translations take time to do. And Japanese, like English, is one of those idiom-filled languages with a lot of subtle nuances.

Best, MEH

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