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Stephanie Scott

Biography

Stephanie Scott

Stephanie Scott is a Singaporean-British writer who was born and raised in South East Asia. She read English Literature at the Universities of York and Cambridge, and holds an M.St in Creative Writing from Oxford University. She was awarded a British Association of Japanese Studies Toshiba Studentship for her anthropological work on WHAT'S LEFT OF ME IS YOURS and has been made a member of the British Japanese Law Association as a result of her research. She has won the A.M. Heath Prize, the Arvon Jerwood Prize for Literature, and runner-up in the Bridport Prize Peggy Chapman-Andrews First Novel Award for an early draft of the manuscript. WHAT'S LEFT OF ME IS YOURS is her first novel.

Stephanie Scott

Books by Stephanie Scott

by Stephanie Scott - Fiction

In Japan, a covert industry has grown up around the "wakaresaseya" (literally "breaker-upper"), a person hired by one spouse to seduce the other in order to gain the advantage in divorce proceedings. When Satō hires Kaitarō, a wakaresaseya agent, to have an affair with his wife, Rina, he assumes it will be an easy case. But Satō has never truly understood Rina or her desires, and Kaitarō's job is to do exactly that --- until he does it too well. While Rina remains ignorant of the circumstances that brought them together, she and Kaitarō fall in a desperate, singular love, setting in motion a series of violent acts that will forever haunt her daughter's life.