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Butter : a novel of food and murder

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First U.S. edition.

"The cult Japanese bestseller about a female gourmet cook and serial killer and the journalist intent on cracking her case, inspired by a true story. There are two things that I can simply not tolerate: feminists and margarine. Gourmet cook Manako Kajii sits in Tokyo Detention Center convicted of the serial murders of lonely businessmen, who she is said to have seduced with her delicious home cooking. The case has captured the nation’s imagination but Kajii refuses to speak with the press, entertaining no visitors. That is, until journalist Rika Machida writes a letter asking for her recipe for beef stew and Kajii can’t resist writing back. Rika, the only woman in her news office, works late each night, rarely cooking more than ramen. As the visits unfold between her and the steely Kajii, they are closer to a masterclass in food than journalistic research. Rika hopes this gastronomic exchange will help her soften Kajii but it seems that she might be the one changing. With each meal she eats, something is awakening in her body, might she and Kaji have more in common than she once thought? Inspired by the real case of the convicted con woman and serial killer, "The Konkatsu Killer," Asako Yuzuki’s Butter is a vivid, unsettling exploration of misogyny, obsession, romance and the transgressive pleasures of food in Japan." -- Jacket flap.

Available copies

  • 7 of 14 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

1 current hold with 14 total copies.

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Book 2 English 1 Japanese 1 All formats and editions 2
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Chappaqua Library FICTION YUZUKI (Text)
New Fiction
31005153432044
Checked out
06/03/2024
Croton Free Library FICTION/YUZUKI (Text)
New Fiction
31006151968195
Checked out
06/03/2024
Greenburgh Public Library YUZUKI (Text)
New Fiction
31009154331411
On holds shelf
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Harrison Public Library YUZUKI, A. (Text)
New Fiction
31010300346386
Checked out
06/05/2024
Hendrick Hudson Free Library YUZUKI, ASAKO (Text)
New Book
31016151862702
Available
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Larchmont Public Library YUZUKI (Text)
New Fiction
31014153076306
Available
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Lewisboro Library FICTION YUZUKI (Text)
New Fiction
31032151458953
Checked out
06/08/2024
New Rochelle Public Library YUZUKI (Text)
New Fiction
31019157353270
Available
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North Castle Public Library FIC YUZ (Text)
New Fiction
31001152170412
Available
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Scarsdale Public Library FICTION (Text)
New Fiction
31029154525564
Available
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