First published in 2005 by Fushigi na toshokan, Tokyo

Translated by Ted Goossen

jh: vránavrána

Alfred A. Knopf, New York 2014

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“As for you, my young friend,” the old man said, pointing at me, “I’ll feed you to this dog. He’ll devour you alive. It will be a slow death. You’ll die screaming. But your brains are mine. They won’t be as creamy as they would have been if you had finished those books, but I’m not picky. I’ll suck up every last drop.”

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