The Fetishist

The Fetishist

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 29/02/2024
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The Fetishist
A confronting and unique story.
Pleased to say that I enjoyed this offbeat novel and found it compulsively readable. Min has written a confronting and unique story about a young woman ... READ MORE


'Incandescent, astonishing, a miracle' R. O. KWON'With The Fetishist, Min has left the world something original and highly potent' INDEPENDENT 'Savage, horrible and very funny' i-D MAGAZINE A daughter seeks revenge on the man she believes drove her mother to her death . . . and nothing goes as planned. The rain has made everything cold and damp, and it's the perfect evening for Kyoko to exact her revenge. After years of rage and grief over her mother's death, Kyoko has decided who is to blame: a man named Daniel, a fellow violinist who had wooed her mother, Emi, and then dropped her - driving her to her death. Kyoko follows the unsuspecting Daniel home and manages to get her rash kidnapping plot off the ground . . . and really, what could go wrong?The Fetishist is the story of three people - Kyoko, a young singer in a punk band who cannot find enough ways to channel her angry sorrow; Daniel, a seemingly hapless man who finally faces the wreckage of his past; and Alma, the love of Daniel's life, long adored for her beauty and talent, but who spends her final days examining if she was ever, truly, loved.It's a beautiful, piercing and timely story that confronts race, ideals of femininity, complicity and visibility. Written and completed before the celebrated author's death in 2019, it's startlingly relevant and prescient, as wise and powerful as it is utterly moving.'Katherine Min is a singular, wildly talented voice and this is a trailblazing novel' SHARLENE TEO'The Fetishist is a wild, darkly funny ride' THE I 'Fiercely intelligent, perfectly crafted, and brimming with wit' LISA KO

  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • ISBN: 9780349727936
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 520g
  • Dimensions: 234 x 162 x 32 mm

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The Fetishist
Interesting subject
A really interesting story about the fetishization of Asian women. Its not a subject I'd ever come across before so it was quite an eye opener. The storyli... READ MORE
The Fetishist
The Fetishist
3.5 stars. Well... this was a bit of a strange book. One that I am struggling to review. It contains, as the title suggests, a lot of themes surrounding f... READ MORE
The Fetishist
A compelling and memorable read that deserves to be better known
THE FETISHIST is a slim book with three interlinking characters at its heart. Alma is a gifted cellist, fighting a losing battle against MS. Daniel is a on... READ MORE
Katheryn Thompson
The Fetishist
takes a while to get into
It took me a while to get into this book, and then suddenly it all came together and I loved the dark humour and the anger over the fetishisation of Asian ... READ MORE