Confessions

Confessions

作者 : Kanae Minato

作者 : 湊佳苗 (湊かなえ)

出版社 : Mulholland Books

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定價 : NT 479

售價79折, NT378

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當倫理和正義分歧,你該選哪邊?
殺人者的與復仇者的心理演進,輪番敲擊著我們內心的道德尺度

一位中學女老師在校園游泳池內發現自己的四歲女兒意外溺斃,後來經她私下調查,原來是班上兩位學生謀殺的,但殺人動機實在荒唐。痛失愛女的老師辭職,不向警方申請重新調查,而在結業式那天向全班學生告白真相,並透露了她的復仇計畫,在學生們的心底種下恐懼的因子……

作者利用《罪與罰》的反推理手法來心理分析新世代教育和校園犯罪,各篇章由受害者親人、嫌疑犯學生、嫌犯的家人及女同學等主觀視角分別告白,一步步逼近犯罪動機的核心,藉此也提出許多重要問題,像是師生親子關係如何有效溝通、校園犯罪的法律面和道德面的懲罰該如何拿捏、如何與疑似有問題的學生相處來預防犯罪、如何落實個別化人格教育、青少年犯罪的法律規章是否該檢討等等,小說適切地用個人的自白故事點出當今教育出了問題的因果所在。

全書的結局極具爭議,是「考驗大家的倫理觀和正義感」(本書日文版編輯平野優佳的話),《讀賣新聞》報導說很多人就是因為想跟別人討論一下這個結尾,而向身邊的人推薦此書。

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.
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