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Butter: A Novel of Food and Murder [Audiobook]

Audio CD

Main Details

Title Butter: A Novel of Food and Murder [Audiobook]
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Asako Yuzuki
Physical Properties
Format:Audio CD
Category/GenreAudiobooks on CD
Trade Publishers Audiobooks
All Dates
April 2024 Release Titles
ISBN/Barcode 9798212901864
Edition Audiobook

Publishing Details

Publisher Trade Publishers Audiobooks
Imprint HarperCollins
NZ Release Date 16 April 2024
Publication Country United States


A highly fresh and original novel following a journalist in contemporary Japan as she investigates a serial killer convicted of luring wealthy men in with her cooking classes only to seduce murder and rob them and a gripping exploration of misogyny obsession and the pleasures and pressures of food Journalist Rika Machida is facing an unusual assignment: she is tapped to investigate serial killer Manako Kajii notorious for drawing rich men in with her pricey cooking classes only to murder them and move on to the next. Kajii refuses to cooperate with the press until Rika writes her a letter asking for her beef stew recipe a correspondence and ongoing series of conversations between the two women that sees Rika transforming as she becomes closer to Kajii taking on some of her confidence and strength but also some of her deadly intention. Game on. Set in 2011 when dairy product shortages across Japan made butter a hot commodity Butter depicts a vivid panoramic view of contemporary Japan as seen through a diverse cast of Japanese women. An endlessly entertaining and sharply insightful look at the relationships between women and how they engage and challenge one another revealing the many contradictions and complexities in the process Asako Yuzukis novel is filled with intoxicating descriptions of food and the body that also looks deeply at its connection to the sinister criminal and taboo its enduring power and delight.