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The Cat Who Saved Books

The Cat Who Saved Books
  • Author(s): Sosuke Natsukawa, Louise Heal Kawai (Translator)
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Magical Realism
  • Era(s): Ctemporary

Grandpa used to say it all the time: books have tremendous power. But what is that power really? Natsuki Books was a tiny second-hand bookshop on the edge of town. Inside, towering shelves reached the ceiling, every one crammed...

Tennis Clubbed, Snubbed and Rubbity-Dub Dubbed

Tennis Clubbed, Snubbed and Rubbity-Dub Dubbed
  • Author(s): Eric Madeen
  • Location(s): Yokohama
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): Postmodern present

SET IN THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN … In historically rich Yokohama, the wicked shiver of the tennis snub pits David Adams against K: a puffed up, xenophobic tyrant who rules over the courts of a club that...

Dreamtime

Dreamtime
  • Author(s): Venetia Welby
  • Location(s): Ryukyuan Islands, Arizona
  • Genre(s): Dystopian
  • Era(s): Future - 2035

‘So, where is he then, your dad?’ The world may be on a precipice but Sol, fresh from Tucson-desert rehab, finally has an answer to the question that has dogged her since childhood. And not a moment too soon....

Hotel Iris

Hotel Iris
  • Author(s): Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder (Translator)
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In a crumbling, seaside hotel on the coast of Japan, quiet, seventeen-year-old Mari works the front desk as her mother fusses over the off-season customers. When, one night, they are forced to eject a prostitute and a middle-aged man...

A Single Rose

A Single Rose
  • Author(s): Muriel Barbery
  • Location(s): Kyoto
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The temples and teahouses of Kyoto are the scene of a Frenchwoman’s emotional awakening in the stunning new novel by international bestseller Muriel Barbery. Rose has turned 40, but has barely begun to live. When the Japanese father she...

Massage World: The Novel

Massage World: The Novel
  • Author(s): Eric Madeen
  • Location(s): Japan, Southern California
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Postmodern present

Massage World is a crime thriller that concerns a massage therapist striving to open a straight, grandiose health spa against the wishes of a wild man from the shady side of the industry who takes her business over with...

Breasts and Eggs

Breasts and Eggs
  • Author(s): Mieko Kawakami
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

On a hot summer’s day in a poor suburb of Tokyo we meet three women: thirty-year-old Natsuko, her older sister Makiko, and Makiko’s teenage daughter Midoriko. Makiko, an ageing hostess despairing the loss of her looks, has travelled to...

Pop Flies, Robo-pets and Other Disasters

Pop Flies, Robo-pets and Other Disasters
  • Author(s): Suzanne Kamata
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Thirteen-year-old Satoshi Matsumoto spent the last three years living in Atlanta where he was the star of his middle-school baseball team—a slugger with pro potential, according to his coach. Now that his father’s work in the US has come...

Indigo Girl

Indigo Girl
  • Author(s): Suzanne Kamata
  • Location(s): Japan
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Fifteen-year-old Aiko Cassidy, a bicultural girl with cerebral palsy, grew up in Michigan with her single mother. When a stepfather and a baby half sister enter her life, she finds herself on the margins. Having recently contacted her biological...

RAINY DAY RAMEN and the COSMIC PACHINKO

RAINY DAY RAMEN and the COSMIC PACHINKO
  • Author(s): Gordon Vanstone
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Magical Realism
  • Era(s): 2010

A delightfully debauched, spiritual quest through a hallucinatory Japan of cursed gaijin houses, seedy hostess bars, a Beatles-themed McDonalds, mysterious internet cafe denizens, and one seriously pissed off cat. After three years in Japan, Fred Buchanan is broke, unemployed...

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