|Item||:||Kamikaze Girls (Novel-Paperback) [Paperback]|
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Life in the boondocks of rural Ibaraki prefecture is anything but glamorous, and to escape her humdrum existence, Momoko, a Lolita, fanaticizes about French rococo, dreams of living in the palace of Versailles, and decks herself out in the finest (and frilliest) of 18th century haute couture from an expensive Tokyo specialty store. Her dreams of an idyllic existence are rudely interrupted by the appearance of Ichigo, a tough-talking Yanki motorcycle-chick (on a tricked-out moped) who's part of a girls-only biker gang known as the Ponytails. Together, this unlikeliest of duos strikes out on a quest to find a legendary embroiderer, a journey that takes them to back-alley pachinko parlors, chic boutiques, and epic bike-punk battles. Novala Takemoto's hit novel [ital.] Kamikaze Girls [ital.], already a cult-classic in Japan and the inspiration for an internationally acclaimed film of the same name, is more than a quirky coming-of-age tale, it's a new way of life.Born January 26, in Uji City, Kyoto. Aquarius.
Debuted with the novel missin' in 2000. Was a candidate for the Yukio Mishima Prize for literature two years in a row with Emily in 2003, and Lolita in 2004. Other novels include uloko hime, twins, A Child Abandoned by Deus, and calps alpis. His sequel to Kamikaze Girls was published in June of 2005.
Official website: http://www.novala.net/
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