People Who Eat Darkness

Author: Richard Lloyd Parry

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448155614

Category: True Crime

Page: 416

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*** Richard Lloyd Parry is the Winner of the 2018 Rathbones Folio Prize *** In the summer of 2000, Jane Steare received the phone call every mother dreads. Her daughter Lucie Blackman - tall, blonde, and twenty-one years old - had stepped into the vastness of a Tokyo summer and disappeared forever. That winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a desolate seaside cave. Her disappearance was mystifying. Had Lucie been abducted by a religious cult? Who was the mysterious man she had gone to meet? What did her work, as a 'hostess' in the notorious Roppongi district of Tokyo, really involve? And could Lucie's fate be linked to the disappearance of another girl some ten years earlier? Over the course of a decade, Richard Lloyd Parry has travelled to four continents to interview those caught up in the story and been given unprecedented access to Lucie's bitterly divided family to reveal the astonishing truth about Lucie and her fate.

People Who Eat Darkness

Author: Richard Lloyd Parry

Publisher: FSG Originals

ISBN: 1466820020

Category: True Crime

Page: 464

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Lucie Blackman—tall, blond, twenty-one years old—stepped out into the vastness of Tokyo in the summer of 2000, and disappeared forever. The following winter, her dismembered remains were found buried in a seaside cave. Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, covered Lucie's disappearance and followed the massive search for her, the long investigation, and the even longer trial. Over ten years, he earned the trust of her family and friends, won unique access to the Japanese detectives and Japan's convoluted legal system, and delved deep into the mind of the man accused of the crime, Joji Obara, described by the judge as "unprecedented and extremely evil." The result is a book at once thrilling and revelatory, "In Cold Blood for our times" (Chris Cleave, author of Incendiary and Little Bee). The People Who Eat Darkness is one of Publishers Weekly's Top 10 Best Books of 2012

Ghosts of the Tsunami

Author: Richard Lloyd Parry

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473546664

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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‘A remarkable and deeply moving book’ Henry Marsh, bestselling author of Do No Harm ‘A breathtaking, extraordinary work of non-fiction’ Times Literary Supplement On 11 March 2011, a massive earthquake sent a 120-foot-high tsunami smashing into the coast of north-east Japan. It was Japan’s greatest single loss of life since the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. Richard Lloyd Parry, an award-winning foreign correspondent, lived through the earthquake in Tokyo, and spent six years reporting from the epicentre. Learning about the lives of those affected through their own personal accounts, he paints a rich picture of the impact the tsunami had on day to day Japanese life. Heart-breaking and hopeful, this intimate account of a tragedy unveils the unique nuances of Japanese culture, the tsunami’s impact on Japan’s stunning and majestic landscape and the psychology of its people. Ghosts of the Tsunami is an award-winning classic of literary non-fiction. It tells the moving, evocative story of how a nation faced an unimaginable catastrophe and rebuilt to look towards the future. **WINNER OF THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE**

Tokyo, Kyoto & Ancient Nara

Author: Richard Lloyd Parry

Publisher: Cadogan Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 312

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This guide takes the reader by the hand through the complexities and culture of Japan, with a wealth of knowledge on the Japanese people and a section on business and social etiquette.

In the Time of Madness

Author: Richard Lloyd Parry

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: N.A

Category: East Timor

Page: 315

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For 32 years, the island nation of Indonesia had been paralyzed by the grip of the dictator and mystic General Suharto, but in the last years of the 20th century, the age of Suharto was coming to an end. Would freedom prevail, or merely lawlessness?

The Literary Review

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arts

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The Herald

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Pakistan

Page: N.A

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