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The Satanic Verses
The Satanic Verses
by Salman Rushdie
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Salman Rushdie is the author of "Midnight's Children", winner of the 1981 Booker Prize, and "Shame".... (read more)

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Kitchen
Kitchen
by Banana Yoshimoto
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Kitchen juxtaposes two tales about mothers, transsexuality, bereavement, kitchens, love and tragedy in contemporary Japan. It is a startlingly original first work by Japan's brightest young literary star and is now a cult film. When Kitchen was first... (read more)

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Running Through Beijing
Running Through Beijing
by Xu Zechen
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Chinese literature published in the United States has tended to focus on politics — think the Cultural Revolution and dissidents — but there's a whole other world of writing out there. It's punk, dealing with the harsh realities lived by the... (read more)

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Soul Mountain
Soul Mountain
by Xingjian Gao
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In 1983 Chinese playwright, critic, fiction writer, and painter Gao Xingjian was diagnosed with lung cancer and faced imminent death. But six weeks later, a second examination revealed the cancer was gone, and he was thrown back into the world of the... (read more)

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Becoming Madame Mao
Becoming Madame Mao
by Anchee Min
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From the best-selling author of Red Azalea, this extraordinary novel tells the stirring, erotically charged story of Madame Mao Zedong, the woman almost universally known as the "white-boned demon," whom many hold directly responsible for the excesses of... (read more)

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Library of Korean Literature #06: The House with a Sunken Courtyard
Library of Korean Literature #06: The House with a Sunken Courtyard
by Kim Won-il
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An occasionally terrifying and always vivid portrayal of what it was like to live as a refugee immediately after the end of the Korean War. ... (read more)

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A Bend in the River
A Bend in the River
by V S Naipaul
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In the "brilliant novel" (The New York Times) V.S. Naipaul takes us deeply into the life of one man—an Indian who, uprooted by the bloody tides of Third World history, has come to live in an isolated town at the bend of a great river... (read more)

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She She
She She
by Zou Zou
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Why do we do what we do? Zou Zou explores this question in this compilation of four short stories. The author ruminates about her journey to becoming a writer in the humorous piece Writing, which tells of the inspirations and muses from childhood to... (read more)

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The Sorrow of War: A Novel of North Vietnam
The Sorrow of War: A Novel of North Vietnam
by Bao Ninh
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I know Sorrow of War doesn't sound like a very cheery "happy holiday"-type pick, but this is one book you must read. Bao Ninh's unforgettable novel, the first Vietnam War book written from the North Vietnamese perspective, is not only one of the best... (read more)

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Library of Korean Literature #03: When Adam Opens His Eyes
Library of Korean Literature #03: When Adam Opens His Eyes
by Jung Il Jang
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First published in 1990, this is a sensational and highly controversial novel by one of Korea’s most electrifying contemporary authors. A preposterous coming-of-age story, melding sex, death, and high school in a manner reminiscent of some perverse... (read more)

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Library of Korean Literature #07: At Least We Can Apologize
Library of Korean Literature #07: At Least We Can Apologize
by Ki Ho Lee
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This story focuses on an agency whose only purpose is to offer apologies—for a fee—on behalf of its clients. This seemingly insignificant service leads us into an examination of sin, guilt, and the often irrational demands of society. A... (read more)

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I Love My Mum
I Love My Mum
by Xiwo Chen
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"'I Love My Mum' caused an international sensation in 2007 after the author sued the Chinese customs when they confiscated the Chinese version published in Taiwan. 'I Love My Mum' is a shocking tale of murder and incest and a powerful metaphor for... (read more)

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Leche
Leche
by R Zamora Linmark
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After thirteen years of living in the U.S., Vince returns to his birthplace, the Philippines. As he ventures into the heat and chaos of the city, he encounters a motley cast of characters, including a renegade nun, a political film director, arrogant... (read more)

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The Cave Man
The Cave Man
by Xiaoda Xiao
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"When it comes to prison literature, China remains a great enigma. Whereas the Soviet Union gave us Alexander Solzhenitsyn, China has, of yet, produced no such comparable international voice in the modern age. Xiao's The Cave Man is... a small start... (read more)

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Forty Roses
Forty Roses
by Sun Yong
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A look at the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution, where families were destroyed, friendships disbanded and budding relationships never given a chance to bloom.... (read more)

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There Is No If (Stories by Contemporary Writers from Shanghai)
There Is No If (Stories by Contemporary Writers from Shanghai)
by Su De
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There is No If is an anthology that explores the philosophical concept of cause and effect through a series of four novellas. From an orphaned young woman whose life is a heartbreaking tale of loyalty and betrayal to the story of a cursed ring, to a... (read more)

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Snakes and Earrings
Snakes and Earrings
by Hitomi Kanehara
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An underground world. A murder. An international phenomenon. Snakes and Earrings. . . . Describing a world as amoral and fascinating as the landscapes of Less Than Zero and Trainspotting, this novel about a young woman living in the violent world of... (read more)

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The Cloud Messenger
The Cloud Messenger
by Aamer Hussein
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"A thing of beauty. . . . You must read it."—Nadeem Aslam "A shower of pleasures."—Julia O'Faolain "Sophisticated, cosmopolitan and seductive, the novel engages mind and senses alike."—André Naffis-Sahely, The Times Literary... (read more)

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The Story of My Assassins
The Story of My Assassins
by Tarun J Tejpal
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“Spine chilling … written with flair and clear-eyed acidity.” — The New Yorker Based on actual events, The Story of My Assassins tells the story of a journalist who learns that the police have captured five hitmen... (read more)

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Paradise on Earth (Contemporary Writers)
Paradise on Earth (Contemporary Writers)
by Zhu Lin
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Paradise on Earth is the deeply moving story of five travelers taking a creative writing expedition through some of China's most scenic landscapes. As these five lonely people make their way from the Fu River running through Sichuan's ancient mountains... (read more)

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