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In a dystopian future Japan, forty-two junior high school students are outfitted with weapons and bid to kill one another until there is only one left standing.

Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller envisions a nightmare scenario: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted island where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided arms and forced to kill until only one survivor is left standing. Criticized as violent exploitation when first published in Japan--where it became a runaway best seller--Battle Royale is a Lord of the Flies for the 21st century, a potent allegory of what it means to be young and (barely) alive in a dog-eat-dog world.

  • ISBN-13: 9781421565989
  • ISBN-10: 1421565986
  • Publisher: Haikasoru
  • Publish Date: April 2014
  • Dimensions: 8.01 x 5.45 x 1.79 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.34 pounds
  • Page Count: 656