A fanatic book collector has been stalking Shioriko, who's in the hospital. The stalker must have the original,
museum-quality book called "The Declining Years" by suicidal author Dazai Osamu. Shioriko is in further danger "It's just a lousy book," Goura tells her; why doesn't she just sell it to him?
Shioriko's mother, before her disappearance sold a very rare manga called Utopia for a very low price to an unknown customer, or so it seems, impossibly low. Was she unaware of its value, or did she have a sinister motive? The dark side of Shioriko's past begins to unfold ... ...more