The Devotion of Suspect X on Apple BooksAug 01, ISBN Navigating the interstices between the real and the unreal with perfect plot twists, this page-turner is also a critique of gender relations by a male Japanese writer, one of their best-sellng. An everyman, Heisuke works hard at a factory job to provide for his wife, Naoko, and young daughter, Monami. He takes pleasure from the small things, like breakfast with both of them after a night shift. More disturbingly, the girl knows things only Naoko could know. The family life that resumes between the modest man and a companion who looks like his daughter bu seems like his dead wife is ticklish-funny until it begins hurtling toward a soul-shattering end. Read this work, a match for the later Bunuel, to find out why Higashino is considered the most ambitious and versatile mystery hand at work in Japan.
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He served as the 13th President of Mystery Writers of Japan from to He grew up in a working class area of Osaka, and his childhood was challenging because his family was lower class family. After graduation from Osaka Prefecture University with the Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering , he started writing novels while still working as an engineer at Nippon Denso Co. Subsequently, he quit his job and started a career as a writer in Tokyo. His novels had been nominated five times before winning the award.