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What's Left of Me Is Yours

Narrated by: Hanako Footman
Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
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Summary

Within the Tokyo underworld there is an industry which exists to break up marriages. It is known today as 'wakaresaseya' - agents who, for a fee, can be hired by one spouse to seduce the other and provide grounds for divorce on favourable terms.  

Inspired by a real case, this is the story of Kaitaro Nakamura, a wakaresaseya agent, who is hired by a man to seduce his wife. Kaitaro falls in love with his target, Rina, and after the divorce she moves in with him, unaware of his role in the demise of her marriage.   

Inevitably, however, the truth resurfaces...with tragic consequences.

©2020 Stephanie Scott (P)2020 Orion Publishing Group

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This is why people read books.

A story that virtually no one in the UK is likely to know anything about. Really worth reading.

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An absorbing exploration of Japanese society

A meticulously researched, atmospheric and absorbing story- beautifully written and thoughtfully read.
Highly recommended as escapist listening!

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  • 10-09-20

Enigmatic, Intriguing

Interesting book about Japan and subjects foreign to most of us.
Ending somewhat abrupt. Recommended.