The Salaryman's Wife

Author(s): Sujata Massey


Japanese-American Rei Shimura is a 27-year-old English teacher living in one of Tokyo's seediest neighborhoods. She doesn't make much money, but she wouldn't go back home to California even if she had a free ticket (which, thanks to her parents, she does.) Her independence is threatened however, when a getaway to an ancient castle town is marred by murder.

Rei is the first to find the beautiful wife of a high-powered businessman, dead in the snow. Taking charge, as usual, Rei searches for clues by crashing a funeral, posing as a bar-girl, and somehow ending up pursued by police and paparazzi alike. In the meantime, she manages to piece together a strange, ever-changing puzzle--one that is built on lies and held together by years of sex and deception.


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"Sujata Massey blasts her way into fiction with "The Salaryman's Wife, " a cross-cultural mystery of manners with a decidedly sexy edge."-- Janet Evanonich"A witty, perceptive take on how contemporary society clashed with traditional culture in modern Japan."-- Laura John Rowland"This book is a magic carpet to the Japanese Alps, and serves up murder as well. Great reading!"-- Barbara D'Amato"A terrific debut, crafted with surprising twists and turns, and steeped in the flavor of contemporary Japan."-- Jonnie Jacobs

General Fields

  • : 9780061044434
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : Harper Torch
  • : 0.206385
  • : April 2000
  • : 173mm X 106mm X 30mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sujata Massey
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 813/.54
  • : 432