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The Salaryman's Wife By Sujata Massey The Salaryman s Wife Japanese American Rei Shimura is a year old English teacher living in one of Tokyo s seediest neighborhoods She doesn t make much money but she wouldn t go back home to California even if she had

  • Title: The Salaryman's Wife
  • Author: Sujata Massey
  • ISBN: 9780061044434
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Salaryman's Wife By Sujata Massey Japanese American Rei Shimura is a 27 year old English teacher living in one of Tokyo s seediest neighborhoods She doesn t make much money, but she wouldn t go back home to California even if she had a free ticket which, thanks to her parents, she does Her independence is threatened however, when a getaway to an ancient castle town is marred by murder.Rei is the firstJapanese American Rei Shimura is a 27 year old English teacher living in one of Tokyo s seediest neighborhoods She doesn t make much money, but she wouldn t go back home to California even if she had a free ticket which, thanks to her parents, she does Her independence is threatened however, when a getaway to an ancient castle town is marred by murder.Rei is the first to find the beautiful wife of a high powered businessman, dead in the snow Taking charge, as usual, Rei searches for clues by crashing a funeral, posing as a bar girl, and somehow ending up pursued by police and paparazzi alike In the meantime, she manages to piece together a strange, ever changing puzzle one that is built on lies and held together by years of sex and deception.
    The Salaryman's Wife By Sujata Massey

    The Salaryman s Wife Massey, Sujata The Salaryman s Wife is proof that arts grants do occasionally produce good art Sujata Massey taught English in Japan and worked as a reporter for the Balti Sun She applied for and won the Malice Domestic Grant for Unpublished Writers, which allowed her to finish this beautifully crafted story of cross cultural suspense. The Salaryman s Wife Rei Shimura by Sujata Massey Japanese American Rei Shimura is a year old English teacher living in one of Tokyo s seediest neighborhoods She doesn t make much money, but she wouldn t go back home to California even if she had a free ticket which, thanks to her parents, she does. The Salaryman s Wife Rei Shimura Series by Sujata Oct , In the meantime, she attempts to piece together a strange, ever changing puzzle one that is built on lies and held together by years of sex and deception The first installment in the Rei Shimura series, The Salaryman s Wife is a riveting tale of death, love, and sex, told in a unique cross cultural voice. The Salaryman s Wife on Apple Books Oct , Winner of the Agatha Award Sujata Massey blasts her way into fiction with The Salaryman s Wife, a cross cultural mystery of manners with a decidedly sexy edge Janet Evanonich Japanese American Rei Shimura is a year old English teacher living in one of Tokyo s seediest The Salaryman s Wife Sujata Massey Paperback The first installment in the Rei Shimura series, The Salaryman s Wife is a riveting tale of death, love, and sex, told in a unique cross cultural voice. The Salaryman s Wife book by Sujata Massey Apr , The Salaryman s Wife is an unusual book a universal appeal murder mystery with a distinctly Asian American feel Sujata Massey s hip, female, Asian American, something protagonist spins the story from Japan s mountain ranges to the backstreets of Tokyo in a riveting, page turning style that will make readers late for work. The Salaryman s Wife Rei Shimura Mysteries Book Oct , The Salaryman s Wife is proof that arts grants do occasionally produce good art Sujata Massey taught English in Japan and worked as a reporter for the Balti Sun She applied for and won the Malice Domestic Grant for Unpublished Writers, which allowed her to finish this beautifully crafted story of cross cultural suspense. A Salaryman s Wife An average Japanese family kind of. My husband is a salaryman and I m currently pregnant In Japan s cultural terms, we re a very average family living in Tokyo The only difference is that I m not Japanese Learn about Japan and the family culture through the experiences of a foreigner. The Salaryman s Wife by Sujata Massey Audiobook The Salaryman s Wife Rei Shimura Mysteries, Book By Sujata Massey Tantor Media The Salaryman s Wife Jun , Her independence is threatened however, when a getaway to an ancient castle town is marred by murder Rei is the first to find the beautiful wife of a high powered businessman, dead in the snow Taking charge, as usual, Rei searches for clues by crashing a funeral, posing as a bar girl, and somehow ending up pursued by police and paparazzi alike.

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    1. Tocotin on said:

      It s an interesting, but ultimately condescending and stereotypical mystery set partly in the Japanese Alps, and partly in Tokyo The main character, Rei Shimura, comes from a wealthy Japanese American family, and for reasons I couldn t really comprehend, leads a pretty miserable life in Tokyo as an ELT She can speak fairly good Japanese, but can t read, and she doesn t like the culture at all save for its material manifestations her mother deals in antiques, so Rei buys old Japanese curios for h [...]

    2. Andrea on said:

      I thought it might be fun to read a mystery novel I haven t read any in a while, and I used to be a big fan though mainly classics like Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes, as well as younger stuff like Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys In addition, the Neverwinter Nights module I m working on has kind of a murder mystery aspect to it, and so I thought maybe I could get some inspiration.I think I picked the wrong book While the immersed in Japan aspect of the book was well researched and interesting [...]

    3. Sophie VERStand on said:

      Rei Shimura, ihres Zeichens Halb Amerikanerin, Halb Japanerin, Englischlehrerin f r einen japanischen Gro konzern m chte zu Silvester einen ruhigen Jahreswechsel in einem Badehaus verbringen Doch dann wird die Leiche der Ehefrau eines japanischen Gescha ftsmannes tot aufgewunden Wo anfangs noch ber Suizid spekuliert wird, er ffnen sich bald gr ere Probleme und Konflikte, die auf einen Mord hindeuten.Rei f hlt sich verpflichtet, dieses Verbrechen aufzukl ren und ger t dabei an den schottischen An [...]

    4. Trixie Fontaine on said:

      Good entertaining for what it is not a great work of art, but fun with enough supporting detail sexiness to get immersed.The only stand out annoyance for me was unexpectedly hitting upon yet another plot relying upon rescuing a female character from her sordid life of sex or nearly sex work hostessing, in this case She s told she s better than that which means she should make less money doing something honorable It makes me want to write to the author and say she could do so much BETTER than wr [...]

    5. Sudha on said:

      This book is written by Sujata Massey She has one east Indian parent and one Scandinavian parent She spent many years of her life in Japan, and this book provides an intricate, detailed and engrossing depiction of Japanese culture The heroine, Rei Shimura is a dealer in Japanese antiques, and so there is a great deal of interesting information about Japan s extensive art heritage also In addition, Rei s conflict between her American and Japanese side is very interesting also.Although this series [...]

    6. Michael on said:

      I had thought I would enjoy this book, but maybe because it was our Festive Season, I may have been distracted, but I really did not engage with the story nor find that I wanted to continue reading it, so using my mark of the first 50 pages for engagement, I discarded it.

    7. Beth Robinson on said:

      I enjoyed this mystery and was pleased with the twists and turns of the plots and the final solution I don t know enough about the subtleties of Japanese culture to know how much of the story was based on what occurs or was at the time of writing and how much was based on some level of stereotyping, but it felt nuanced in the middle of it And the culture, and possible culture clashes, was inherent to the story itself in many ways While reading, you see the world through a brash narrator with ver [...]

    8. Susan on said:

      I kept reminding myself that this was written in 1997 As an Asian woman who likes mystery novels, I was looking forward to reading a mystery novel with an Asian woman protagonist so rare in the English speaking world and the subsequent disappointment could mean that I am reacting harshly than I would otherwise I had two main issues with this book 1 that it was in first person Everyone who knew me at this point knows that I dislike first person narratives and it must be an absolutely amazing sto [...]

    9. Lydia LaPutka on said:

      Not bad for an old book This one was recommended to me by a flight attendant I didn t realize how old it was until I read some of the references like making a call from a phone booth Wha Copyright 1992 Ah I get it now It IS one of those books where things are just conveniently situated to make the protagonist s life easier You know, the distracted teller so she isn t noticed That sort of thing You re never quite certain how solid her relationship is with the boy And it was surprising to come acr [...]

    10. Richard on said:

      A few years back I ran across a used copy of this book, and bought it because I like Japan and I like mysteries I was immediately enthralled, and enjoyed the book well enough to eagerly track down the entire rest of the series immediately I gobbled the first 9 within a couple of months, and then paced my room until the 10th volume Shimura Trouble came out.I really like this whole series The protagonist is a very real person, adorable, likeable, funny, charming, etc And her environment is quite r [...]

    11. Anne Pinckard on said:

      Young Rei Simura, a half Japanese, half white American, decides to try to make it in Japan as an English teacher She becomes entangled in a murder mystery when she discovers the body of a high profile company executive, and finds herself on the front page of the japanese tabloids It s a fun mystery, but the characterization is awkward, to say the least, and there are some odd generalizations and conclusions drawn about Japan and the Japanese language that I would disagree with being half Japanes [...]

    12. Ruth Devery on said:

      I was excited about the concept of this book to begin with The idea of a slightly obscure Japanese mystery fiction book intrigued me especially since I happened upon the title, referred to as a gateway book from the Alexander McCall Smith Sunday Philosophy Club series Unfortunately it was pretty disappointing The characters were obvious The plot wasn t very exciting and the author could have used the Japanese culture much to her advantage in order to liven up this pretty average and predictable [...]

    13. Marie-Therese on said:

      2.5A little disappointing The plot s not bad but the characters lack depth although they have plenty of neuroses and quirks and there s an indulgence in stereotypes that made me a bit uncomfortable The antiques angle could be interesting, though, and I suspect this is a series that gets better in a later volumes as the author finds her voice and develops her characters, so I ll give Rei Shimura and her friends another chance and read the next book or two.

    14. LeeAnne on said:

      The thing that I liked best about this book was the cultural aspect of it It was interesting to get a glimpse of modern Japan and to learn some cool vocabulary The mystery of the book was a bit scattered and the writing was just so so but overall, I enjoyed it I ll definitely read other books in this series I m a sucker for series

    15. Teri Heyer on said:

      I read The Salaryman s Wife when it was first published and loved it Then when I saw the whole Rei Shimura Series available on Kindle I just had to get it I have to say the book was even better the second time around I promptly started reading the rest of the series.

    16. Patricia Gulley on said:

      Very well worth the read A different kind of protag, set in Japan Good mystery, too.

    17. Jeanne on said:

      Solid mystery series start with a smart but frustrating female character who can t get out of her own way sometimes, which is relatable and real She s not all of a sudden endowed with amazing skills of logic or physical fighting prowess to solve the mystery because the solution in this one is fairly simple She just needed the space and background to see it Not sure how I feel about the condescending boyfriend but then the main character is hot and cold for good reason so I will enjoy reading the [...]

    18. Laura on said:

      The romantic aspect was a bit too predictable, although I enjoyed the dialogue between the main female lead and her love interest Very intriguing plot, I sort of suspected the culprit was who it was early on, but there were still some surprising elements Wouldn t mind reading about the next investigation

    19. Margaret Rosen on said:

      Disappointed that this wasn t better since I enjoyed the premise of the female Japanese American main character It wasn t well written and the Kindle version had a load of typos and other mistakes , the characters were paper thin, the romance unlikely, the murderer obvious

    20. Lolz on said:

      Interesting read, though the main character seemed to change personality traits to suit the plot

    21. Jeanne Andersen on said:

      Interesting Japanese cultural information,but awkward dialog and annoying and unrealistic characters.

    22. Michelina on said:

      This is an older series that still holds up Great mystery, the cultural details are many and interesting.

    23. Deborah Wall on said:

      Modern Day TokyoRei Shimura is great as a character who introduces us to life in Modern Tokyo and the complexities of being a modern woman there.

    24. Lisa Barbour on said:

      Easy read, but enjoyable I m now planning to read the series.

    25. Shawna on said:

      There are problematic elements of this series, but I still enjoy the rich writing.

    26. Bev on said:

      Good story, Ok writing It kept my interest but probably won t reader another of this series.

    27. Jess on said:

      Parts of this I enjoyed but other parts felt tedious There were also a ton of characters to keep track of

    28. Alice on said:

      I read this on my plane ride en route to Japan, hoping that it d rekindle some of the cultural insights I d long forgotten And it was ridiculously cheap on Kindle To that end, this book fully delivered The plot itself is interesting enough, even with several tedious characters, and despite having known from reading reviews that there would be a plot twist, I still didn t see it coming.I won t go into detail regarding the plot, except to say that it is really pretty good, and I kept looking googl [...]

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