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Author(s): Natsuo Kirino

Location(s): Tokyo

Genre(s): Crime

Era(s): Modern



Four women work nights together at a bento box factory on the outskirts of Tokyo, and form a friendship based on their mutual desperation at the quality of their home lives. Yamamoto, a young wife and mother kills her abusive, philandering spouse, the four come together voluntarily to perform a most grisly act…

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