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What's Left of Me Is Yours

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 A story of love and betrayal here s another novel that doesn t fit cleanly into one genre Inspired by a real crime What s Left of Me Is Yours is a mystery where we already know the killer a romance that sours and a family drama located in the heart of Tokyo I had no knowledge of the wakaresaseya profession before beginning but trust that Stephanie Scott is an expert not only in the real case that inspired the book but seemingly the entire Japanese legal system as wellI really have to take a moment to mention how different Japan s criminal justice process is from our own I mean one of the biggest flaws in the American system is how inconsistently people are treated across the board In Japan they seem to have the inverse problem preventing discrimination through absolutes and rigidity It s all obviously a lot nuanced than that and as someone who s really only vaguely familiar with one set of national laws I m not really euipped to dissect those intricacies But from this perspective I can t really wrap my head around some of the tenants in Japanese law Basically if I ever get arrested in Japan I ll have to call Scott to bail me outThis novel moves uietly but with enormous intent I almost felt as though I was reading two different books simultaneously which in a way I was The story of Rina and Kaitar is a slow burn that we already know ends in tragedy It s suspenseful not just because of its grisly outcome but because of the precariousness of their budding relationship There s a muted menace waiting just around the corner of every romantic outing or forbidden tryst even if it s not referred to directly In present day Rina s daughter Sumiko is unraveling the mystery of her mother s death It s not that the details are unknown to authorities they re just out of reach for her While not your typical thriller the tension as both narratives slowly find their way towards one another makes for plenty of revelationsIt s fascinating and shrewd Well paced but definitely a slow burn These are some of my favorite kinds of books to read but I always get nervous they ll be misunderstood by a reader who s going by a 5 word blurb I d recommend taking your time while reading this one enjoy the scenes Scott paints of both metropolitan and rural Japan so artfully There s plenty to appreciate here and I really loved having somewhere to travel to while being stuck indoors during this uarantine Thanks to Doubleday Books Netgalley for an advance copy Advanced C Programming by Example person hired by one spouse to seduce the other in order to 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Gs When Satō hires Kaitarō a wakaresaseya agent to have an affair with his wife Rina he assumes it will be an easy case But Satō has never truly understood Rina or her desires and Kaitarō's job is to do exactly that until he does it too well While Rina remains ignorant of the circumstances that brought them together she and Kaitarō fall in a desperate singular love setting in motion a series of violent acts that will forever 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 Service about an inmate called Kaitar who is somehow connected to her mother Rina Sumiko has always believed that her mother died in a car accident but now everything she knew about her family is about to fall apartThe past charts the growing love affair between the married photography loving Rina and the troubled Kaitar There are several Japanese words to describe love but surely none of them can capture the intense love between Kaitar and Rina Kaitar is a wakaresaseya a breaker upper a man who has been hired by Rina s husband Sat to seduce Rina in order to gain the advantage in divorce proceedings Rina knows nothing about Kaitar s honey trap credentials and as their affair deepens Kaitar wants to keep it that way As the love affair develops in the past in the present Sumiko goes to great lengths to find out just what happened to her mother all those years agoWhat results is a compelling and sophisticated love story where all the beauty that we see think ikebana Shinto shrines misty beaches and delicious arrays of cakes belies Rina s brutal murder This meticulously researched novel demands to be read slowly so that you can appreciate the many exuisite details of Japanese culture that its pages contain It is tragically beautiful sensuous and haunting and ultimately redemptive A stunning debut His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch present we meet Rina s daughter Sumiko who when she is on the cusp of ualifying as a lawyer gets a The Doctors Dating Bargain phone call from the Prison Service about an inmate called Kaitar who is somehow connected to her mother Rina Sumiko has always believed that her mother died in a car accident but now everything she knew about her family is about to fall apartThe The Collection past charts the growing love affair between the married Whispers of Feathers photography loving Rina and the troubled Kaitar There are several Japanese words to describe love but surely none of them can capture the intense love between Kaitar and Rina Kaitar is a wakaresaseya a breaker upper a man who has been hired by Rina s husband Sat to seduce Rina in order to gain the advantage in divorce Mount série tome 3 - L'empire du mal proceedings Rina knows nothing about Kaitar s honey trap credentials and as their affair deepens Kaitar wants to keep it that way As the love affair develops in the Entrepreneurial Vernacular past in the Advanced C Programming by Example present Sumiko goes to great lengths to find out just what happened to her mother all those years agoWhat results is a compelling and sophisticated love story where all the beauty that we see think ikebana Shinto shrines misty beaches and delicious arrays of cakes belies Rina s brutal murder This meticulously researched novel demands to be read slowly so that you can appreciate the many exuisite details of Japanese culture that its Poslije svega (After, pages contain It is tragically beautiful sensuous and haunting and ultimately redemptive A stunning debut

  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • What's Left of Me Is Yours
  • Stephanie Scott
  • English
  • 04 September 2019
  • 9780385544702

About the Author: Stephanie Scott

STEPHANIE SCOTT is a Singaporean and British writer who was born and raised in South East Asia She read English Literature at the Universities of York and Cambridge and holds an MSt in Creative Writing from Oxford University Scott was awarded a British Association of Japanese Studies Toshiba Studentship for her anthropological work on What's Left of Me Is Yours and has been made a member of the



10 thoughts on “What's Left of Me Is Yours

  1. says:

    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 Sc

  2. says:

    A story of love and betrayal here’s another novel that doesn’t fit cleanly into one genre Inspired by a real crime What’s Left of Me Is Yours is a mystery where we already know the killer a romance that sours and a family dram

  3. says:

    45A really well written heartbreaking debut set in Japanbased on a true storyThis story shifts back and forth between the 1990’s where a man named Kaitaro is hired by the husband of Rina to seduce her so he can easily get a divorce and to 20

  4. says:

    Aishitimasu An expression of romantic love not meant for a book but I really did love thisWhat to do when love ends or wa

  5. says:

    What's Left of Me is Yours Stephanie Scott’s multiple award winning debut novel is a triumph of a story set against the metropolis of Tokyo Japan and which shines a light on the peculiar industry that has sprung up in relation to those in struggling marriages as well as the way marriage struggles and impending divorce is perceived in Asia Inspired by a fascinating true crime awe of murder Scott masterfully crafts a d

  6. says:

    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

  7. says:

    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 masterfully woven you forget the crime A stunning debut of the many shades of love how the best of lies are told nearest to truth

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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 should we tell them th

  9. says:

    A beautiful beautiful book that defies genre and my words There is a crime There is betrayal There is love There

  10. says:

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

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