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The fetishist

ISBN: 9780593713655
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Origin: US
Release Date: January, 2024

Book Details

A provocative, hilariously savage, and poignant novel by acclaimed author Katherine Min, to be published posthumously, about a daughter’s revenge on the man whom she believes drove her mother to her death . . . and nothing goes as planned. The rain has made everything cold and damp, which means it’s the perfect evening for Kyoko to exact her revenge. After years of rage and grief over her mother’s death, Kyoko has decided who is to blame: a man named Daniel, a fellow violinist who had wooed her mother, Emi, during their time together in an orchestra, and then dropped her–played her like a fiddle and drove her to her death. But tonight, there will be repercussions. Following the unsuspecting Daniel home, Kyoko manages to get her rash kidnapping plot off the ground . . . and really, what could go wrong? The Fetishist is the story of three people–Kyoko, a young singer in a punk band who cannot find enough ways to channel her angry sorrow; Daniel, a seemingly hapless man who finally faces the wreckage of his past; and Alma, the love of Daniel’s life, long adored for her beauty and talent, but who spends her final days examining if she was ever, truly, loved. It’s a beautiful, piercing, and timely story that confronts race, ideals of femininity, complicity, and visibility. Written and completed before the celebrated author’s death in 2019, it’s startlingly relevant and prescient, as wise and powerful as it is utterly moving.