The Resource Remember the Scorpion, (ebook)

Remember the Scorpion, (ebook)

Label
Remember the Scorpion
Title
Remember the Scorpion
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Language
eng
Summary
Lima, 1970: a tremendous earthquake has just struck the Peruvian capital, and mayhem reigns. Tensions are high, with a population reeling from the disaster and mesmerized by the World Cup. Enter detective Simon Weiss, tasked with solving two seemingly unrelated murders: the crucifying and beheading of a Japanese man in a pool hall and an apparent murder-by-hanging of an elderly Jewish man. Joined by Lieutenant Kato Kanashiro, whose deep ties to Japanese-Peruvian culture inform the case in surprisingly personal ways, Weiss traces the histories of two very different criminals and their crimes. Weiss is haunted by the trauma of a childhood partly spent in a German concentration camp. Weiss is troubled boozing, coke-snorting, and vengeful. He is unfaithful to his prostitute lover and takes up with a younger, married woman who is a fellow survivor of the Holocaust. Weiss and Kanashiro's banter is hilariously recorded with Goldemberg's deadpan police procedural narration. Beyond a simple pulp, Remember the Scorpion tracks the wreckage of the Second World War and reconstructs it in the conflicted psyche of a South American detective. Weiss must uncover the relation between the perpetrators and their crimes, while searching deep within himself to conquer his own demons
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Midwest
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Goldemberg, Isaac
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Earthquakes
  • Weiss, Siâmon (Fictitious character)
  • Murder
  • Japanese
  • Jews
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Remember the Scorpion, (ebook)
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Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781939419316
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11779517
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11779517
System control number
MWT11779517
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Remember the Scorpion, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781939419316
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11779517
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11779517
System control number
MWT11779517
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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