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All She Was Worth
An Early Masterpiece of Miyabe Miyuki
Date:21, Oct, 2016
Investigated and Written by Misaka Youhei
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Miyabe Miyuki is a Japanese popular female author who has written "Shadow Family" and "Puppet Master." She's active in a number of genres like science fiction, mystery fiction, historical fiction and social commentary.

In other words, it is pretty difficult for you to understand what her world is at once. You have to read the masterpiece of her early years if desired to get what she is. "All She Was Worth" can be the best.


"All She Was Worth" is supposed to be her most famous work in the English-speaking world. Its original title is "Kasha." Let me tell you what the word means now. "Kasha" means a Japanese traditional yōkai that steals the corpses of those who have passed away after accumulating evil deeds. In Iwate prefecture, it was called "Kyasha."

I want you not to misunderstand. That is not featuring monsters or fantasies, but a crime novel.

A police detective, Mr. Honma was asked to search for a woman "Sekine Shoko" by her betrothed. In the research, Honma got to know "Sekine Shoko" didn't wear reality. What was she on earth?

By reading "All She Was Worth," you will know credit is not based on anything creditable. We have already lost our own existence in capitalism. Described was the important problem on our recent society. This masterpiece determined one of Miyabe Miyuki's directionalities.


About All She Was Worth

・Written by Miyabe Miyuki
・Published by Futaba-sha (1992)







 

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