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Author: Jay McInerney
Living in Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan, Christopher Ransom seeks a purity and simplicity he could not find at home, and tries to exorcise the terror he encountered earlier in his travels -- a blur of violence and death at the Khyber Pass. Ransom has managed to regain control, chiefly through the rigors of karate. — Supporting himself by te...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780394741185
ISBN-10: 0394741188
Publication Date: 9/12/1985
Pages: 288
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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sari-lynn avatar reviewed Ransom on + 207 more book reviews
I loved this book! McInerney is a great author, who paints vivid descriptions, three-dimensional characters, and a wonderful story.
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Ransom is a haunting and well-written novel, which should appeal to students of Japan, the martial, or the restless souls of human beings. It is a particularly American novel, one that speaks directly to our national loneliness and our deep-seated need to come home.