Sakuri's nihilistic heroine, Ami, is a teenage prostitute and rape victim whose only satisfaction is derived from sex with her retarded brother. When Ami finds a lover who's also rejected the world, she finds a reason to live.
Enter a world of nihilism and self destruction. Enter a world of rape, incest, and trauma. Enter a world of violence, drugs, and prostitution. Enter an “Innocent World.”
Ami believes in nothing, hopes for nothing, and turns tricks because it's something to do. Her journey from the pit of despair to the precarious edge of something else captures the part of being seventeen that never makes it into words.
Japan's princess of the disenchanted, Ami Sakurai
, burst onto the scene with the razor -sharp novella whose sheer intensity elevates misanthropy to the level of art. “Innocent World” is her first work to appear in English.