Stephen Snyder, tr. New York. Mulholland Books / Little, Brown. ISBN Confessions, the debut novel from Minato Kanae (b. ), is a . Confessions (告白, Kokuhaku) is a Japanese drama film directed by Tetsuya Nakashima, based on housewife-turned-author Kanae Minato’s debut. Kanae Minato is a Japanese writer of crime fiction and thrillers. She is a member of the Mystery The English edition of Minato’s Confessions, published in August , was described by a critic as “the Gone Girl of Japan.” Wall Street Journal.

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Moriguchi reveals that because the HIV-positive biological father of her daughter Manami was ill, she used to bring Manami Mana Ashida to school with her.

Buy the selected items together This item: Because crazy pants, did I mention? You are commenting using your Facebook account. The writing is well done and the tone is chilling.

It would be interesting to see some statistics. This book was almost perfect. But first she has one last lecture to deliver. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Jul 22, Lisa rated it it was amazing Shelves: I can’t find any version of it anywhere. Confessios 23, Kristy K rated it really liked it Shelves: The protagonist herself was a mom, the entire premise rested on this delicate of all relations and how this shapes us. You’ll never look at a classroom the same way again.

Reading the book made me curious about ‘hikkomori’ so Kanwe googled it. However, in a speech at the end of term, the teacher relates the story of what happened that day and of how two students in the class are guilty of her murder… This is a literary mystery. The same story completely changes when it’s seen by diverging points of view.


‘Confessions’ by Kanae Minato – Reading Matters

This novel is an unreliable multiple first person POV epistolary thriller debut novel view spoiler [well, there are 2 chapters that are not epistolary-like hide spoiler ]. Open Preview See a Problem? Talmente tanto che se ne esce un po’ frastornati, ma soddisfatti di aver avuto tra le mani qualcosa di prezioso, scritto bene e strutturato anche meglio.

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Confessions by Kanae Minato: Review

She tells Her pupils killed her daughter. Oanae hair-raising methods of exacting revenge, which ostensibly start with cartons of healthful, calcium-rich milk injected with HIV-infected blood and then escalate into more frightening and effective stratagems of psychological manipulation, are made even scarier by the terrible calm with which she executes and describes them.

Also, shows the immature mind of middle schoolers, how they think and Several of my Good read friends have read this, they rated it highly and their reviews were so enticing that I had to read this sooner, rather than later. Although I can safely said, the last chapter revelation is worth the reading effort. Arctic Summer Damon Galgut.

If you are willing to try something a little different, then this will reward you with an excellent read. This site uses cookies.

Now, following an accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yuko has given up and tendered her resignation. Full of the criminal element and personal angst, I can see why you received such literary praise. The characters are as twisted as the plot. Come on, you know which one; that one song which keeps making you fall in love again and again with something that already loves you. Notify me of new comments via email.


I’ll admit I am a purist of sorts, I like my books to be tangible. In a similarly taut fashion, Koch, a Dutch writer and actor, plumbs the depths parents descend to protect a son who has committed a heinous crime. The word is a Japanese term for reclusive teens or adults who withdraw from society and become loners. Unfortunately Japanese thrillers are less popular in English literature world.

Confessions ( film) – Wikipedia

Jul 25, karen rated it liked it Shelves: Everyone was unhinged here, suffice to say. Given what happened here, it was a true horror story Freudian even in its starkness, in every sense of the term. Moriguchi-sensei retires from teaching at the end of the year. The various perspectives are strong and depict the differences in age, mentality, and ability of those given the narrative reins, which can force a reader to relax their preconceived notions.