The Floating Girl

The Floating Girl

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Anticipating a successful interview with a hot new comic book artist, columnist Rei Shimura turns sleuth when the artist goes missing and the artist's best friend turns up dead, in a mystery that takes Shimura from the world of Tokyo strip bars to frenzied animation conventions.

Blackwell North Amer
After a hostile takeover aided by a deceptively perky college intern, the Gaijin Times has adopted a comic-book format to attract more readers. It falls upon Rei to write something glowing about the history of comic-book art. During a long weekend of research and relaxation at her boyfriend Takeo's beachside house, Rei stumbles on an exquisitely drawn modern comic book that reveals the disturbing social milieu of pre-World War II Japan.
Rei's exhaustive search for the comic book's twentysomething creators leads to three college students. When one of them turns up dead in a scene straight out of the comic, the art story turns into a murder investigation. Rei finds herself floating through strip clubs, animation shops, and coffeehouses to get the true story - and to save her own skin.

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& Taylor

Anticipating a successful interview with a hot new comic book artist, columnist Rei Shimura turns sleuth when the artist goes missing and the artist's best friend turns up dead.

Publisher: New York : Harper Collins, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
Description: viii, 293 p
ISBN: 9780060192297
0060192291
Branch Call Number: Mass

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FavouriteFiction Oct 31, 2009

Rei Shimura's search for a comic book creator leads her to a murder investigation.

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