Author: Suehiro Maruo
Publisher: Last Gasp
In 1920s Japan, failed novelist Hitomi bears an uncanny resemblance to the son of a rich industrialist. Hitomi learns of the rich man's sudden death and creates a desperate plan, successfully impersonating the now-dead son. Hitomi takes over all aspects of the industrialist's life, including his company, his fortune, and eventually his wife. There he redirects the family's wealth to his own perverse aims. On a remote and mysterious island, he builds for himself a playground of hedonistic excess - replete with decadent feasts, orgies, and dark secrets. Stunning artwork by master manga artist Suehiro Maruo deftly illustrates this Japanese pulp classic in lush detail.