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An Evening with David Peace…

 

Waterstones Leeds is very excited to announce an evening with bestselling author David Peace. David will be in Leeds talking about his new anticipated new novel 'Tokyo Redux' which has been ten years in the making.

Waterstones Leeds is very excited to announce an evening with bestselling author David Peace. David will be in Leeds talking about his new anticipated new novel 'Tokyo Redux' which has been ten years in the making.About Tokyo ReduxThe Occupation had a hangover, but still the Occupation went to work. Tokyo, July 1949, President Shimoyama, Head of the National Railways of Japan, goes missing just a day after serving notice of 30,000 job losses. In the midst of the US Occupation, against the backdrop of widespread social, political and economic reforms - as tensions and confusion reign - American Detective Harry Sweeney leads the missing person's investigation for General MacArthur's GHQ. Some men go mad, some men go missing . Fifteen years later and Tokyo is booming. As the city prepares for the 1964 Olympics and the global spotlight, Hideki Murota, a former policeman during the Occupation period, and now a private investigator, is given a case which forces him to go back to confront a time, a place and a crime he's been hiding from for the past fifteen years. Some men do both . Over twenty years later, in the autumn and winter of 1988, as the Emperor Showa is dying, Donald Reichenbach, an aging American, eking out a living teaching and translating, sits drinking by the Shinobazu Pond in Ueno, knowing the final reckoning of the greatest mystery of the Showa Era is down to him. About the authorNamed as one of Grantas Best of Young British Novelists in 2003, British novelist David Peace was born and brought up in Yorkshire where many of his novels are set. He is best-known for his Red Riding Quartet (Ninteen Seventy Four, Ninteen Seventy Seven, Nineteen Eighty and Nineteen Eighty Three), GB84, The Damned United and Red or Dead.