Each title in the new Vintage Classics Japanese Classics Series sets a different tone with distinctive characters and an array of brilliant plot twists.
"Out" by Natsuo Kirino is a gruesome story so well-written you'll be completely captivated. Four dissatisfied women find themselves looking for a way out of their backbreaking factory work and unhappy relationships at home. When one murders her husband, the other three are persuaded to help her get away with it, leading to more violence and criminality. Kirino focuses on the way people deal with shame, anger and fear in such desperate situations.