A Novel

Book - 2014 | First English language edition.
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Her pupils murdered her daughter. Now she will have her revenge.
After calling off her engagement in the wake of a tragic revelation, Yuko Moriguchi had nothing to live for except her only child, four-year-old child, Manami. Now, following an accident on the grounds of the middle school where she teaches, Yuko has given up and tendered her resignation.
But first she has one last lecture to deliver. She tells a story that upends everything her students ever thought they knew about two of their peers, and sets in motion a diabolical plot for revenge.
Narrated in alternating voices, with twists you'll never see coming, Confessions probes the limits of punishment, despair, and tragic love, culminating in a harrowing confrontation between teacher and student that will place the occupants of an entire school in danger. You'll never look at a classroom the same way again.
Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Edition: First English language edition.
ISBN: 9780316200929
Branch Call Number: MIN
Characteristics: 234 pages ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Snyder, Stephen 1957-


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Jan 18, 2017

A teachers revenge on her students...the execution of a puzzle fitting together...its twisty and
turney and unexpected....brilliant!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jun 22, 2016

Wow. Couldn't stop reading this from the moment I picked it up.

The book starts off with a teachers retirement speech, and the revelation that her child drowned in the swimming pool. But it was not an accident...

From that moment on, Minato takes the reader through six different persepctives - six different lives that are involved in the story, from pupil to teacher, to mother, to accomplice...

I was kept guessing until the very end. This is usually not my kind of book, but it was just so incredibly well written and easy to read, that despite the nightmare-inducing subject matter, I couldn't put it down. Incredible.

Apr 28, 2015

Very interesting story

Mar 05, 2015

The synopsis of the story in the previous opinion of the critics short descriptions are very good. I would however like to add that the problems outlined in the story are universal and not just something experienced in Japanese society. This novel would be great reading for any parent and something we can all learn from. I enjoyed it and read it very quickly because I had to find out the ending. I highly recommend this novel.

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