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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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There Is No If (Contemporary Writers)
There Is No If (Contemporary Writers)
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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White Michelia (Contemporary Writers)
White Michelia (Contemporary Writers)
by Pan Xiangli
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White Michelia, a collection of five stories by celebrated novelist Pan Xiangli, gives a rich look into the lives of cosmopolitan women living in modern China. Pan's heroines exhibit strength of character, sense of humor and integrity while retaining... (read more)

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Platinum Passport (Contemporary Writers)
Platinum Passport (Contemporary Writers)
by Zhu Xiaolin
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Platinum Passport is a collection of three short stories from celebrated Shanghai writer Zhu Xiaolin. 'Normandy Rainbow' tells the story of a mother and daughter chasing their dreams—and discovering the twists, turns and dead-ends that make the... (read more)

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The Makioka Sisters
The Makioka Sisters
by Junichiro Tanizaki
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In Osaka in the years immediately before World War II, four aristocratic women try to preserve a way of life that is vanishing. As told by Junichiro Tanizaki, the story of the Makioka sisters forms what is arguably the greatest Japanese novel of the... (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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The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories
The Woman Who Thought She Was a Planet and Other Stories
by Vandana Singh
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Well known and well regarded in the world of science fiction and fantasy writing, Vandana Singh brings her unique imagination to a wider audience in this collection of stories, newly reissued by Zubaan Books. In the title story, a woman tells her husband... (read more)

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The Satanic Verses
The Satanic Verses
by Salman Rushdie
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Just before dawn one winter's morning, a hijacked jetliner explodes above the English Channel. Through the falling debris, two figures, Gibreel Farishta, the biggest star in India, and Saladin Chamcha, an expatriate returning from his first visit to... (read more)

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Rickshaw =: The Novel Lo-T'o Hsiang Tzu
Rickshaw =: The Novel Lo-T'o Hsiang Tzu
by She Lao
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Rickshaw is a new translation of the twentieth-century Chinese classic Lo-t'o Hsiang Tzu, the first important study of a laborer in modern Chinese literature. While the rest of the Chinese literary world debated hotly, and for years, the value of... (read more)

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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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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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Library of Korean Literature #04: My Son's Girlfriend
Library of Korean Literature #04: My Son's Girlfriend
by Mi Kyung Jung
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At once an ironic portrayal of contemporary Korea and an intimate exploration of heartache, alienation, and nostalgia, this collection of seven short stories has earned the author widespread critical acclaim. ... (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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Yu Li - Confessions of an Elevator Operator
Yu Li - Confessions of an Elevator Operator
by Jimmy Qi
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"Yu Li: Confessions of an Elevator Operator, is the first title in Make- Do Publishing's (MDP) Modern Chinese Masters series. The title character, of this unique, laugh-out-loud book, Yu Li, is an inspector at a fake wine distillery in a small town... (read more)

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White Badge
White Badge
by Ahn Junghyo
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Han Kiju is an executive in modern Seoul, a Korean intellectual who has never adjusted to his postwar existence. When an old comrade-in-arms, a coward who crumpled in battle, begins to follow him, Han Kiju must finally deal with the ghosts of the past... (read more)

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The Song Seekers
The Song Seekers
by Saswati Sengupta
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 In The Song Seekers, the debut novel by Saswati Sengupta, the monsoon rains wash over the city of Kolkata while four women sit and read and talk in the kitchen of Kailash, the old mansion of the Chattopadhyays where Uma comes to live after her... (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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Name of the Flower
Name of the Flower
by Kuniko Matsu Mukoda
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The thirteen stories in this collection focus on ordinary characters from daily life- the working husband and the loyal wife who sadly and silently endures. Inevitably, they unravel to reveal human obsessions, flaws, and fears. And like the very best... (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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Red Poppies
Red Poppies
by Alai
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Ambitious, beautifully told, filled with intriguing characters, panoramic settings, and high drama, RED POPPIES opens a window on a unique region of pre-occupation Tibet, dispelling many of the popular myths about a uniformly pacifistic society peopled... (read more)

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