Gray men

ISBN: 9781935654506, 1935654500
OCLC Number: 828744758
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Tomotake Ishikawa
Translator: Jonathan Lloyd-Davies
Language: en
Publisher: Vertical
Publication Place: New York
Japanese Copyright Year: 2012
English Publication Date: 2013
Notes: Japanese title: Gurei men.
Abstract: Ryotaro Sakuma is your everyday service industry employee. He just happens to work for a jewelry store, where luxury defines status. Sadly Ryo does not fit into this world, so his own boss and his fellow co-workers consistently pick on him to the point where Ryo often comtemplates suicide. Upon making a decision to finally end it all, he hears a voice from a man in an ash-colored suit. This man in grey would call out to him and eventually lead him to what would hopefully be a better place. However, he may have been deceived. Instead, this GRAY would ask Ryo for his help in a major heist. A heist on the very shop Ryo used to work for. This was not some regular hold up either. They would execute a major break-in that would quickly redefine the lives of everyone involved. To do this would be to create a new first impression for life. Winner of the 2011 Golden Elephant Award for International Genre Fiction.