A quiet place / Seicho Matsumoto ; translated by Louise Heal Kawai.
Contributor(s): Kawai, Louise Heal [translator.]Publisher: London Bitter Lemon Press, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 235 pages ; 20 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781908524638 (paperback)Uniform titles: Kikanakatta Basho. English Subject(s): Widowers -- Fiction | Widowers -- Japan -- Fiction | Wife -- Death -- Fiction | Married people -- Fiction | Truthfulness and falsehood -- Fiction | Wives -- Death -- Fiction | Japan -- FictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction) | Mystery fiction. | Detective and mystery fiction. | Suspense fiction -- Adult fiction -- Print | Domestic fiction | Thrillers (Fiction). DDC classification: 895.635
First published in Japanese as Kikanakatta Basho by Kadokawa Corporation, Tokyo, 1975.
While on a business trip to Kobe, Tsuneo Asai receives the news that his wife Eiko has died of a heart attack. Eiko had a heart condition so the news of her death wasn’t totally unexpected. But the circumstances of her demise left Tsuneo, a softly-spoken government bureaucrat, perplexed. How did it come about that his wife--who was shy and withdrawn, and only left their house twice a week to go to haiku meetings--ended up dead in a small shop in a shady Tokyo neighborhood? When Tsuneo goes to apologize to the boutique owner for the trouble caused by his wife’s death he discovers the villa Tachibana near by, a house known to be a meeting place for secret lovers. As he digs deeper into his wife's recent past, he must eventually conclude that she led a double life....
Translated from the Japanese.