(The Earthuake Bird) [E–pub] Ù Susanna Jones

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The Earthuake Bird Summary ´ 8 Susanna Jones's debut is a thriller set in Tokyo where 34 year old Lucy Fly an English expat who translates tedious technical manuals has agreed to help a new arrival Lily Bridges navigate her first confusing weeks in Japan Like Lucy Lily has also fled an unhappy life in Yorkshire but as Lily insinuates herself into Lucy's life Lucy finds that she has gained a friend but lost her sometime lover Teiji I had been in possession of a lover and a friend Now I had neither They had stolen th. Lucy Fly is a translator who has lived and worked in Japan for ten years The story opens as she is taken into uestioning by police about the murder of her missing friend Lily although it soon becomes apparent that Lily wasn t uite as much of a friend as she may have appeared Lucy s narrative looks back on her life in Japan how she came to be there the development and in some cases demise of number of friendships including her acuaintance with Lily and her relationship with her lover Teiji The Earthuake Bird is ostensibly a mysterythriller focused on the uestion of whether Lucy killed Lily but to my mind it is much of a character study exploring the complicated psyche and motivations of LucyI didn t really like Lucy at first despite feeling that I had certain traits in common with her which would normally make me like a character even if they re meant to be horrendous However the further the story progressed the I began to warm to and sympathise with her even as I continued to find her behaviour and decisions strange for example view spoileron Sado Island it really seemed that she was encouraging Teiji to cheat on her with Lily and I couldn t think of any explanation for this unless she was simply being deliberately self destructive hide spoiler

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The Earthuake Bird Summary ´ 8 Emselves from each other and me When Lily disappears and her body is found dismembered in Tokyo Bay Lucy becomes the chief suspect and the focus of an intense police interrogation through which she narrates her life story From her unwelcome birth through her painful Yorkshire childhood Lucy illuminates her growing fascination with music and language both of which helped provide her means of escapeBut Lucy now must struggle to prove her innocence in the murder of Lily Alas the first pe. In The Earthuake Bird police officers come to take translator Lucy Fly in for uestioning in the disappearance and likely murder of Lily Bridges a woman recently arrived from England Lucy refuses to answer most of the officers uestions even if they might help her While confined by the police Lucy considers her past and how became a murder suspectTen years ago Lucy Fly left England for Tokyo cutting off all ties with her family The only girl out of eight children always told she was strange she had sought refuge in isolation and in fake languages As an adult it was natural she sought a country where she could escapeEven in Tokyo Lucy had few friends just a co worker the other members of a string uartet in which she played cello and occasionally other ex pats that post often exasperated her Yet when she met amateur photograph Matsuda Teiji by stepping into the frame of his picture she became caught up in the relationship though it was often a mystery to her and he seemed to set the terms of their contactThough Lucy was uninterested in seeing anyone else her acuaintance Bob asked her to help a new arrival Lily Bridges who spoke no Japanese find a place to live since Lily seemed overwhelmed and anxious Lucy reluctantly agreedLucy s traumatic past her relationship with Teiji and her budding friendship with Lily layer and intersect opening up childhood wounds that echo in the present But do they make her a murdererThe Earthuake Bird is written in economical elegant language and offers a lovely view of Tokyo from the perspective of an outsider Its commentary on translation and in living in two languages is also interesting To some extent the book is a commentary on the tendency to rewrite and reinterpret memories and the past and the possible danger involved I also liked the idea of Teiji experiencing the world so completely through photography and how that affects LucyThe mystery element of the story was less compelling We know from the beginning that Lily is missing and likely dead What happened to her is wrapped up in the final pages of the novel Arguably the mystery wasn t the point but it was positioned that way so I was expecting a little Further the author used some techniues such as the similarity of Lucy and Lily on the page that had no conseuence in the narrative Additionally another freuently used device which I won t describe to avoid spoiling it for anyone who cares seems like it will be very important but also has no resolution or explanation by the end of the novelPeople who are interested in a portrait of Tokyo or a unreliable narrator s excavation of her past will likely enjoy The Earthuake Bird Those who are looking for a conventional mystery though will be disappointed

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The Earthuake Bird Summary ´ 8 Rson she must convince is herself The defendant must decide how to plead And here is my plea Not guilty but not not guilty I of all people should not be too hasty to judge As she probes ever deeper into the enigmatic mind of Lucy Fly Susanna Jones creates a brilliantly rendered drama of psychological suspense in which the ghostly vestiges of guilt the thin line between love and obsession and the seeming clarity of language combine to cloud the judgment of both character and reader ali. Is there anyone else I can mention beyond Highsmith when comparing literary noirish tales of unhinged characters in a domestic setting That is how it felt throughout but one of her lesser works perhaps Earthuake Bird is another one of the books recently saved from being donated to a book sale without ever having been read This period cleansing has forced me to finally read some really very good books over the years and yet this isn t one of them Serviceable generally entertaining an easy read that still forces the reader to ask uestions about the events and the narrator the switching between first and third person mid sentence was a particularly interesting element to Susanna Jones s protagonist but never entirely engaging and certainly not what I would call very good Of most interest is the portrait of Tokyo from the perspective of a foreigner who isn t just a tourist but who even after immersing herself in the city and its culture and way of life for seven years still sees the place with foreign eyes This at least marks it as a somewhat uniue experience for a western reader of fiction


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  1. says: (The Earthuake Bird) [E–pub] Ù Susanna Jones

    (The Earthuake Bird) [E–pub] Ù Susanna Jones ”I will have a job convincing the police that I am innocent but one thing is indisputable If Lily had never met me she would be alive now”It would seem that death follows Lucy Fly around For a young woman she has had too many people she knows meet an untimely demise She is aptly named because when people talk to her about rooting down in a place she will correct them and say people don’t have rootsthey have legs She grew up

  2. says: Summary Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Susanna Jones (The Earthuake Bird) [E–pub] Ù Susanna Jones Susanna Jones ☆ 8 review

    (The Earthuake Bird) [E–pub] Ù Susanna Jones Summary Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Susanna Jones More Confused than Clever 1 Stars This was a book of confusion It was filled with confused characters it seemed confused as to what genre it wanted to be and I am confused as to why the terrible books win the CWA award winners for best new authors Plot Summary Lucy is British Lucy escaped her life by going to Japan Lucy is morose Lucy is obsessive Lucy has friends and Lucy loses friends Maybe Lucy killed her fr

  3. says: (The Earthuake Bird) [E–pub] Ù Susanna Jones

    (The Earthuake Bird) [E–pub] Ù Susanna Jones Lucy Fly is a translator who has lived and worked in Japan for ten years The story opens as she is taken into uestioning by police about the murder of her missing 'friend' Lily although it soon becomes apparent that Lily wasn't uite as much of a friend as she may have appeared Lucy's narrative looks back on her life in Japan how

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    (The Earthuake Bird) [E–pub] Ù Susanna Jones Summary Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Susanna Jones Susanna Jones ☆ 8 review In The Earthuake Bird police officers come to take translator Lucy Fly in for uestioning in the disappearance and likely murder of Lily Bridges a woman recently arrived from England Lucy refuses to answer most of the officer

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    Susanna Jones ☆ 8 review (The Earthuake Bird) [E–pub] Ù Susanna Jones Yet another movie I came across on Netflix; that turns out to be based on a great book It's a debut novel filled with suspense obsession compli

  6. says: review The Earthuake Bird Susanna Jones ☆ 8 review (The Earthuake Bird) [E–pub] Ù Susanna Jones

    (The Earthuake Bird) [E–pub] Ù Susanna Jones If you've read one thriller with an unreliable narrator sometimes it really does feel like you've read them all And I found this on

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    (The Earthuake Bird) [E–pub] Ù Susanna Jones This haunting novel is set in Tokyo and concerns the arrest of Lucy Fly a British translator who has lived in Japan for ten years for the murder of a British auaintance of hers Lily Bridges This is not really a crime novel though in the traditional sense It strays into the lit fiction genre as Lucy recounts the story of her life her relationship with Lily and her obsessional love for Teiji who she finds takin

  8. says: Summary Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Susanna Jones Susanna Jones ☆ 8 review (The Earthuake Bird) [E–pub] Ù Susanna Jones

    (The Earthuake Bird) [E–pub] Ù Susanna Jones Is there anyone else I can mention beyond Highsmith when comparing literary noirish tales of unhinged characters in a domestic setting? That is how it felt throughout but one of her lesser works perhaps? Earthuake Bird is another one of the books recently saved from being donated to a book sale without ever having been read This period cleansing has forced me to finally read some really very good books over the years

  9. says: (The Earthuake Bird) [E–pub] Ù Susanna Jones Summary Ð eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Susanna Jones review The Earthuake Bird

    (The Earthuake Bird) [E–pub] Ù Susanna Jones I would give this book 25 stars if I could It wasn't than okay but it had some interesting bitsFirst I felt the title was forced on th

  10. says: (The Earthuake Bird) [E–pub] Ù Susanna Jones Susanna Jones ☆ 8 review

    (The Earthuake Bird) [E–pub] Ù Susanna Jones A bizarre and unreliable narrator makes this a rollercoaster ride Could she be responsible for the disasters that follow her or is she just a paranoid narcissist? I love when characters refer to themselves in the third personit gives me the shivers I'm not guilty but I'm not not guilty great line

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  • Paperback
  • 224
  • The Earthuake Bird
  • Susanna Jones
  • English
  • 14 April 2018
  • 9780446679756