What's Left of Me Is Yours epub by Stephanie Scott



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    Stephanie Scott's literary debut is confidently assured and stunning drawing its inspiration from a real life crime a heart breaking blend of fact and fiction immersing the reader in 1990s and contemporary Japan Scott's research of Japanese society and culture is impeccable portrayed with subtlety and nuance in

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    A story of love and betrayal here’s another novel that doesn’t fit cleanly into one genre Inspired by a real crime Wh

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    45A really well written heartbreaking debut set in Japanbased on a true storyThis story shifts back and forth bet

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    Aishitimasu An expression of romantic love not meant for a book but I really did love thisWhat to do when love ends or was never there in the first place?Maybe you’d like to end a professional relationship?The solution in Japanese society could involve a Wakaresaseya which is an agent for hire who discretely breaks partnerships apart A sordid business it is using unethical practices to gain favorable positioning for the person initiating

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    What's Left of Me is Yours Stephanie Scott’s multiple award winning debut novel is a triumph of a story set against the m

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    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 ualifying as a lawyer gets a phone call from the Prison S

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    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 masterfu

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    35 starsNear the end of this book Sumiko the main character uses this Sarte uote in deciding how to move on with her life Freedom is what you do with what's been done to youThe essence of this story is the destructive power of deception and how the lies and secrets reverberate through the generations of a Japanese family If we choose to lie to a child to protect them from the horrors of reality at what point if ever s

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    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 exuisite 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

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    What's Left of Me Is Yours is an exceptional novel

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Haunt her daughter's lifeTold from alternating points of view and across the breathtaking landscapes of Japan Stephanie Scott exuisitely 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. 35 starsNear the end of this book Sumiko the main character uses this Sarte uote in deciding how to move on with her life Freedom is what you do with what s been done to youThe essence of this story is the destructive power of deception and how the lies and secrets reverberate through the generations of a Japanese family If we choose to lie to a child to protect them from the horrors of reality at what point if ever should we tell them that we lied How will the new truth affect their life choices and the narrative that they have created for themselves since childhoodWhen Sumiko was seven years old her mother was murdered but her grandfather told her that her mother had died in a car accident Now a grown woman with a new law degree Sumiko discovers the truth and she goes on a uest to dig up all the details of the ugly past When all is laid bare she does indeed have to choose what to do with what has been done to herThere s a semi legitimate profession in Japan that translates into something like person who breaks up relationships for a living A man who wants a favorable divorce agreement will hire such a person to seduce his wife then use the evidence to gain the advantage in the divorce But what happens when the professional breaker upper falls in love with the woman he has been hired to ruin The chapters alternate between Sumiko s story and the story of her mother Rina and the man Kaitano who was hired to seduce her I was thoroughly captivated by Sumiko s chapters telling of her childhood and her present day endeavors I found myself growing impatient with the RinaKaitano chapters and I m not sure why The evolution of their relationship is absolutely essential to the outcome but somehow the writing felt different to me If you love literary fiction don t be put off by my middling rating There s much to love about the book It s beautifully written and chock full of fascinating details about Japanese culture If you have an interest in law you ll be especially interested in the differences between the American and Japanese legal systems And it was inspired by a true storyThis was book number three in my heat wave reading marathon The New Black the breathtaking landscapes of Japan Stephanie Scott exuisitely renders Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, the affair and its intricate repercussions As Rina's daughter Sumiko fills in Two Hours the gaps of her mother's story and her own memory Scott probes Finding Us (Finding, the The Fall of the House of Usher/The Pit & the Pendulum/Other Tales of Mystery & Imagination the name of love asking where we draw The Girl in the Glass Tower this book Sumiko The Great Divide the main character uses The Lady and the Peacock this Sarte uote in deciding how Flights of Fancy, Leaps of Faith to move on with her life Freedom is what you do with what s been done The Real Deal to youThe essence of The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories through The Winter of the Lions the generations of a Japanese family If we choose The Malay Archipelago, the land of the orang-utan and the bird of paradise; 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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 proceedin. Stephanie Scott s literary debut is confidently assured and stunning drawing its inspiration from a real life crime a heart breaking blend of fact and fiction immersing the reader in 1990s and contemporary Japan Scott s research of Japanese society and culture is impeccable portrayed with subtlety and nuance in its keen observations and insights an absolute necessity if the reader is unaware of its marked differences from our world with its seemingly rigid constraints and limitations With poetic and lyrical prose Scott atmospherically and vividly evokes the Japanese landscape and the city of Tokyo which is a central character in its own right in this depiction of the tragic and explosive ramifications of a love affair that is at once everything yet inherently doomedIn a long term marriage Osamu Satu is a disillusioned and unhappy man looking to extricate himself and divorce his wife Rina To gain the upper hand in the divorce proceedings in a country where divorce is still a blame game rooted in guilt and harsh custody arrangements he decides to make use of the below the radar industry of wakanesaseya a strange cultural practice of hiring someone to seduce your marriage partner He employs Kaitaro Nakamura to seduce Rina an act that will tear the family apart and ruin their future with the repercussions that follow Kaitaro sees and understands Rina intuitively in a way Satu had been unable to do in all the years he had known Rina Unaware of the machinations that lie behind Kaitaro s presence Rina becomes aware of all that she is she and Kaitaro succumb to and embark on a love affair that breaks all the rules emotions are not so easily ordered or controlled inexorably leading to murder Decades later Rina s lawyer daughter Sumiko answers a fateful phone call that reveals family secrets and brings cascading down all that she knew of herself turning to ashes all she believed was her family history In a narrative that shifts from past to present Sumiko sets out to discover who her mother was what happened to her the nature of the Japanese legal and justice system the truth and anatomy of a passionate and revelatory love and all that followed in its wake Scott s artful and considered storytelling hones into the heart and belly of Japanese culture and society its norms and attitudes the position of women family justice ethics and morality the underlying cultural acceptance of what is This is a beautiful moving captivating thought provoking and devastating story of love loss grief marriage family deception and betrayal that I have no hesitation in recommending highly Many thanks to Orion for an ARC