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Silence Once Begun: A Novel free pdf From the celebrated author of "The Curfew" ("A spare masterwork of dystopian fiction" "--The New York Times Book Review"), Jesse Ball's "Silence Once Begun" is an astonishing novel of unjust conviction, lost love, and a journalist's obsession. Over the course of several months, eight people vanish from their homes in the same Japanese town, a single playing card found on each door. Known as the "Narito Disappearances," the crime has authorities baffled--until a confession appears on the police's doorstep, signed by Oda Sotatsu, a thread salesman. Sotatsu is arrested, jailed, and interrogated--but he refuses to speak. Even as his parents, brother, and sister come to visit him, even as his execution looms, and even as a young woman named Jito Joo enters his cell, he maintains his vow of silence. Our narrator, a journalist named Jesse Ball, is grappling with mysteries of his own when he becomes fascinated by the case. Why did Sotatsu confess? Why won't he speak? Who is Jito Joo? As Ball interviews Sotatsu's family, friends, and jailers, he uncovers a complex story of heartbreak, deceit, honor, and chance. Wildly inventive and emotionally powerful, "Silence Once Begun" is a devastating portrayal of a justice system compromised, and evidence that Jesse Ball is a voraciously gifted novelist working at the height of his powers.

About Jesse Ball

Jesse Ball is the author of three previous novels, including "Samedi the Deafness, " and several books of verse, bestiaries, and sketchbooks. His awards include the 2008 "Paris Review" Plimpton Prize- his verse has been included in the Best American Poetry series. He gives classes on lucid dreaming and lying at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Author : Jesse Ball
Publisher : Random House USA Inc
Data Published : 28 January 2014
ISBN : 0307908488
EAN : 9780307908483
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 232 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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