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Coin Locker Babies by Ryū Murakami
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bookshelves: best-of-the-best, thoughtful
Read in May, 2007

THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.

It is full of drugs, violence, sex and all kinds of other goodies that dark little creatures such as myself find interesting.

The story follows two young boys who were abandoned hours after birth in coin lockers in southern Japan. From there, they grow up into two very different people, bonded together by the trauma of their past.

Murakami Ryu is known for pointing out social problems well before Japan acknowledges them, and in the 1970s, abandoning children in coin lockers WAS a huge problem.
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