Crime Novel by Kiwamu Sato ‘Tezcatlipoca’ Coming West From Yen Press

Yen Press announced they will publish the crime novel from author Kiwamu Sato, Tezcatlipoca, in the west in hardcore and digital format in February 2023.

The Yen On release of this title will be the first of this author’s novels to be translated to English.

In the wake of a brutal war with a rival cartel, a certain drug lord flees Mexico and ends up halfway around the world, where he runs into a Japanese organ broker doing business in Jakarta. After their fateful meeting, the two of them travel to Japan in order to establish a new business in the organ trade. There, the former cartel leader takes a young, lonely boy under his wing. These three lives gradually become inextricably entangled in a web of crime, violence, and human flesh…

Kiwamu Sato’s Tezcatlipoca has received critical acclaim from other lauded Japanese authors, such as Miyuki Miyabe (Brave Story, All She Was Worth) and Shion Miura (The Great Passage, The Easy Life In Kamusari), as well as celebrated figures in the world of Japanese media, such as Mamoru Oshii (director of Ghost in the Shell) and Paru Itagaki (mangaka of BEASTARS). As the publisher of prestigious Japanese works, such as Keigo Higashino’s The Miracles of the Namiya General Store and Tomihiko Morimi’s The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl, Yen On is thrilled to welcome Tezcatlipoca and Kiwamu Sato to the English-reading world.


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