Lost Girls And Love Hotels

Paperback | May 1, 2007

byC M Hanrahan

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Margaret is doing everything in her power to forget home. And Tokyo’s exotic nightlife—teeming with drink, drugs, and three-hour love hotels—enables her to keep her demons at bay. Working as an English specialist at Air-Pro Stewardess Training Institute by day, and losing herself in a sex- and drug-addled oblivion by night, Margaret represses memories of her painful childhood in Canada and her older brother Frank’s descent into madness.

But Margaret’s deliberate nihilism is thrown off balance as she becomes increasingly haunted by images of a Western girl missing in Tokyo. And when she becomes enamored of Kazu, a mysterious gangster, their affair sparks a chain of events that could spell tragedy for Margaret in a city where it’s all too easy to disappear.

An unforgettable portrait of loneliness and redemption as seen through the neon glare of one of the world’s most fascinating cities, Lost Girls and Love Hotels will rattle your brain and pull hard on your heart.

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Margaret is doing everything in her power to forget home. And Tokyo’s exotic nightlife—teeming with drink, drugs, and three-hour love hotels—enables her to keep her demons at bay. Working as an English specialist at Air-Pro Stewardess Training Institute by day, and losing herself in a sex- and drug-addled oblivion by night, Margaret re...

Catherine Hanrahan was born in Montreal and has lived in England, Thailand, and Japan. She currently lives in Vancouver. Her fiction has appeared in Zoetrope All-Story Extra and Open City. Lost Girls and Love Hotels is Hanrahan’s first novel, and it has been optioned for film.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.25 × 5.3 × 0.6 inPublished:May 1, 2007Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143053701

ISBN - 13:9780143053705

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It Beautifully written and richly imagined. No, it's not super action packed, it's more subtle, more of an emotional journey. A good book for people who have tried to run away from themselves.
Date published: 2009-10-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing I found this book in my friends truck one day, and I was excited because it was on my "to read" list. Well, i'm glad that I didn't end up buying it. I was really disappointed with this novel on a whole. Especially the ending, but the entire thing was just...anti-climatic. I don't think the author did a very good job of developing her characters. Also, nothing really happens in it, she drinks, does a few drugs and has sex. That's about it! I would not recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2009-06-04