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The Fetishist : 'Incandescent, astonishing, a miracle' R. O. Kwon, Hardback Book

The Fetishist : 'Incandescent, astonishing, a miracle' R. O. Kwon Hardback



'Exceptionally funny, frequently sexy . . . it's somehow both sneaky and confronting, winding around and around the point whilst also decking you in the face with it' Pandora Sykes'With The Fetishist, Min has left the world something original and highly potent' INDEPENDENT'Savage, horrible and very funny' i-D MAGAZINEA daughter seeks revenge on the man she believes drove her mother to her death . . . and nothing goes as planned. The rain has made everything cold and damp, and it's the perfect evening for Kyoko to exact her revenge.

After years of rage and grief over her mother's death, Kyoko has decided who is to blame: a man named Daniel, a fellow violinist who had wooed her mother, Emi, and then dropped her - driving her to her death.

Kyoko follows the unsuspecting Daniel home and manages to get her rash kidnapping plot off the ground . . . and really, what could go wrong? The Fetishist is the story of three people - Kyoko, a young singer in a punk band who cannot find enough ways to channel her angry sorrow; Daniel, a seemingly hapless man who finally faces the wreckage of his past; and Alma, the love of Daniel's life, long adored for her beauty and talent, but who spends her final days examining if she was ever, truly, loved. It's a beautiful, piercing and timely story that confronts race, ideals of femininity, complicity and visibility.

Written and completed before the celebrated author's death in 2019, it's startlingly relevant and prescient, as wise and powerful as it is utterly moving. 'Katherine Min is a singular, wildly talented voice and this is a trailblazing novel' Sharlene Teo'The Fetishist is a wild, darkly funny ride' THE I'Fiercely intelligent, perfectly crafted, and brimming with wit' Lisa Ko


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