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What's Left of Me is Yours

Stephanie Scott

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Japan, Photographs: collections, True crime, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Crime & mystery, Family law

Within the Tokyo underworld there is an industry which exists to break up marriages. But when Kaitaro Nakamura is hired to seduce Rina, something unexpected happens - he falls in love. A subtle heartfelt novel from a fresh new talent.


'Enrapturing' New York Times
'A brilliant debut' Louise Doughty
'You'll have the heart rate of an Olympic hurdler' Sunday Express
'I read it with my heart in my throat' Sara Collins
'An exquisitely crafted masterpiece' Woman & Home

Within the Tokyo underworld there is an industry which exists to break up marriages. It is known today as wakaresaseya - agents who, for a fee, can be hired by one spouse to seduce the other and provide grounds for divorce on favourable terms.
Inspired by a real case, this is the story of Kaitaro Nakamura, a wakaresaseya agent, who is hired by a man to seduce his wife. Kaitaro falls in love with his target, Rina, and after the divorce she moves in with him, unaware of his role in the demise of her marriage.
Inevitably, however, the truth resurfaces... with tragic consequences.

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Praise for What's Left of Me is Yours

  • Deeply researched, but delicately described... The big questions over whether it's better to lie or to tell a difficult truth, and what might constitute a betrayal, are layered across generations and decades and there is strength in the subtlety with which Scott slowly unpacks them. - OBSERVER

  • This hotly tipped debut examines the hidden human dramas behind Japan's murky marriage break-up industry, with the dead woman reclaimed as a vivacious, loving mother trapped in an unhappy marriage... lovely. - DAILY MAIL

  • Scott deftly spins a web through modern day Tokyo in this captivating dual-perspective rendering of a young woman determined to find out the truth behind her mother's murder. - NEWSWEEK

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Stephanie Scott

STEPHANIE SCOTT is a Singaporean and British writer who was born and raised in South East Asia. She read English Literature at the Universities of York and Cambridge and holds an M.St in Creative Writing from Oxford University. Scott was awarded a British Association of Japanese Studies Toshiba Studentship for her anthropological work on What's Left of Me Is Yours and has been made a member of the British Japanese Law Association as a result of her research; an early draft of the manuscript also won the A.M. Heath Prize, the Jerwood Arvon Prize for Prose Fiction, and runner up in the Bridport Prize Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award. What's Left of Me Is Yours is her first novel.WHAT'S LEFT OF ME IS YOURS is her first novel.

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