Paprika

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Vintage Contemporaries, 2013 - Fiction - 342 pages
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Widely acknowledged as Yasutaka Tsutsui's masterpiece, Paprika unites his surreal, quirky imagination with a mind-bending narrative about a psychiatric institute that has developed the technology to invade people's dreams.

When prototype models of a dream-invading device go missing at the Institute for Psychiatric Research, it transpires that someone is using them to drive people insane. Threatened both personally and professionally, brilliant psychotherapist Atsuko Chiba has to journey into the world of fantasy to fight her mysterious opponents. As she delves ever deeper into the imagination, the borderline between dream and reality becomes increasingly blurred, and nightmares begin to leak into the everyday realm. The scene is set for a final showdown between the dream detective and her enemies, with the subconscious as their battleground, and the future of the waking world at stake.
 

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User Review  - AHS-Wolfy - LibraryThing

Kosaku Tokita and Atsuko Chiba have been short-listed for a Nobel Prize for their work in developing and using psychotherapy devices allowing an analyst to access and even enter and affect a patient's ... Read full review

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User Review  - titania86 - LibraryThing

Atsuko Chiba, beautiful and brilliant psychotherapist, is one of the best and brightest working at the Institute for Psychiatric Research. She deftly uses the cutting edge psychotherapy devices that ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
6
Section 3
15
Section 4
34
Section 5
41
Section 6
84
Section 7
111
Section 8
150
Section 11
203
Section 12
215
Section 13
239
Section 14
245
Section 15
265
Section 16
316
Section 17
321
Section 18
330

Section 9
177
Section 10
189
Section 19
341
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One of modern Japan's most renowned writers, Yasutaka Tsutsui has won the Tanizaki Prize, the Kawabata Prize, and several other awards. He was decorated as a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French government.

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