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Alternative title: Brrm! Brrm! or, The Man From Japan, or, Perfume at Anchorage : A Novel; Perfume at Anchorage; The Man From Japan
Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 Brrm! Brrm!
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Prospective Japanese high-flyer Akira Suzuki, comes to London for a little international polish. He combines qualities, classical and modern, that are admired in Japan, but in England he gets the run-around. Seduced by two very different women, he inadvertently bursts into a world of Dockland penthouses and Mayfair clubs; and for one exquisitely embarrassing and erotic hour he is caught between two cultures.

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Jonathan Cape ,
      1991 .
      image of person or book cover 1348580313407526082.jpg
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      Extent: 160p.
      Reprinted: 1991 three times
      Note/s:
      • Second title page reads : Brrm! Brrm! or the man from Japan or Perfume at Anchorage : A Novel by Clive James
      • Dedication: to Noriko Izumi for her gift to me, Japan
      ISBN: 0224032267
    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House , 1991 .
      Extent: 160p.
      ISBN: 0091825865
    • Chippendale, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 1992 .
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      Extent: 160p.
      ISBN: 0330325485 (pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Random House ,
      1993 .
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      Extent: 173p.
      Edition info: 1st US ed.
      ISBN: 0679411720

Works about this Work

Ex-Lover Sues Clive for Libel 1997 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 14 April 1997; (p. 2)
Reports on the case of Fiona Russell Powell, an ex-lover of Clive James, who sued the writer for libel and breach of trust following the publication of Brrm! Brrm! Powell claimed to be the novel's heroine but denied engaging in the sex acts depicted by James.
Witty Narrative Never Falters Sue Walton , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Newcastle Herald , 19 December 1992; (p. 42)

— Review of Brrm! Brrm! Clive James , 1991 single work novel
Porno Pinball Penelope Nelson , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5-6 December 1992; (p. rev 6)

— Review of Brrm! Brrm! Clive James , 1991 single work novel
Paperbacks Graham Clark , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 November 1992; (p. wkd 6)

— Review of Brrm! Brrm! Clive James , 1991 single work novel
Lucky Brrm John Sutherland , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: London Review of Books , 12 March vol. 14 no. 5 1992; (p. 23-24)

— Review of Brrm! Brrm! Clive James , 1991 single work novel
Revving it Up in London Town John Bryant , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 11 January 1992; (p. C9)

— Review of Brrm! Brrm! Clive James , 1991 single work novel
Clive's Brill Burn Through Thatcher's Hell A. P. Riemer , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 February 1992; (p. 43)

— Review of Brrm! Brrm! Clive James , 1991 single work novel
Innocents Abroad in England Michael Heyward , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29 February - 1 March 1992; (p. rev 5)

— Review of Brrm! Brrm! Clive James , 1991 single work novel
Lucky Brrm John Sutherland , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: London Review of Books , 12 March vol. 14 no. 5 1992; (p. 23-24)

— Review of Brrm! Brrm! Clive James , 1991 single work novel
Paperbacks Graham Clark , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21 November 1992; (p. wkd 6)

— Review of Brrm! Brrm! Clive James , 1991 single work novel
Ex-Lover Sues Clive for Libel 1997 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 14 April 1997; (p. 2)
Reports on the case of Fiona Russell Powell, an ex-lover of Clive James, who sued the writer for libel and breach of trust following the publication of Brrm! Brrm! Powell claimed to be the novel's heroine but denied engaging in the sex acts depicted by James.
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