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Whats Left of Me Is Yours A Gripping Debut Set In Modern Day Tokyo And Inspired By A True Crime, For Readers Of Everything I Never Told You And The Perfect Nanny, What S Left Of Me Is Yours Charts A Young Woman S Search For The Truth About Her Mother S Life And Her Murder In Japan, A Covert Industry Has Grown Up Around The Wakaresaseya Literally Breaker Upper , A Person Hired By One Spouse To Seduce The Other In Order To Gain The Advantage In Divorce Proceedings When Sat Hires Kaitar , A Wakaresaseya Agent, To Have An Affair With His Wife, Rina, He Assumes It Will Be An Easy Case But Sat Has Never Truly Understood Rina Or Her Desires And Kaitar S Job Is To Do Exactly That Until He Does It Too Well While Rina Remains Ignorant Of The Circumstances That Brought Them Together, She And Kaitar Fall In A Desperate, Singular Love, Setting In Motion A Series Of Violent Acts That Will Forever Haunt Her Daughter S LifeTold From Alternating Points Of View And Across The Breathtaking Landscapes Of Japan, Stephanie Scott Exquisitely Renders The Affair And Its Intricate Repercussions As Rina S Daughter, Sumiko, Fills In The Gaps Of Her Mother S Story And Her Own Memory, Scott Probes The Thorny Psychological And Moral Grounds Of The Actions We Take In The Name Of Love, Asking Where We Draw The Line Between Passion And Possession

9 thoughts on “Whats Left of Me Is Yours

  1. says:

    This graceful and evocative novel, told in two time frames, transports you all the way to modern day Tokyo In the present, we meet Rina s daughter Sumiko who, when she is on the cusp of qualifying as a lawyer, gets a phone call from the Prison Service about an inmate called Kaitar who is somehow connected to her mother Rina Sumiko has always believed that her mother died in a car accident, but now everything she knew about her family is about to fall apart.The past charts the growing love affair between the married, photography loving Rina and the troubled Kaitar There are several Japanese words to describe love, but surely none of them can capture the intense love between Kaitar and Rina Kaitar is a wakaresaseya a breaker upper , a man who has been hired by Rina s husband Sat to seduce Rina in order to gain the advantage in divorce proceedings Rina knows nothing about Kaitar s honey trap credentials and as their affair deepens, Kaitar wants to keep it that way As the love affair develops in the past, in the present Sumiko goes to great lengths to find out just what happened to her mother all those years ago.What results is a compelling and sophisticated love story where all the beauty that we see think ikebana, Shinto shrines, misty beaches and delicious arrays of cakes belies Rina s brutal murder This meticulously researched novel demands to be read slowly so that you can appreciate the many exquisite details of Japanese culture that its pages contain It is tragically beautiful, sensuous and haunting, and ultimately redemptive A stunning debut.

  2. says:

    How do I write a review for a book that is so descriptive and beautiful that it seems to have been an opera whispered This story is so meticulous researched that you forget that this a novel a story of a family and love so masterfully woven you forget the crime A stunning debut of the many shades of love how the best of lies are told nearest to truth.

  3. says:

    Review TK

  4. says:

    A beautiful, beautiful book that defies genre and my words There is a crime There is betrayal There is love There is history This is truly an epic, meticulously and lovingly researched, with such exquisite description and detail that I read the same lines over, many times There are thought provoking observations, unforgettable characters, and heart breaking decisions that set in motion catastrophic events I will not forget this book for a long time.

  5. says:

    This is a beautifully written but rather slight novel about the consequences of passion and long held family secrets What lifts it above many books in the same space is the elegant precision of the writing, and the insight into modern Japanese culture The structure of a daughter reconstructing her mother s life is very familiar, but the relationship at the heart of the book is rendered with a visceral sense of bodies Nicely done but not a book to linger in my mind once read.TheARC from NetGalley

  6. says:

    Thanks to Doubleday Books Netgalley for an advance copy

  7. says:

    I was very frustrated with this story in that it seemed like it was all over the place I kept rereading sections because I thought I missed something but it was very hard to follow.Thank you NetGalley for a copy of the book.

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