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Hidden By The Leaves

Hidden By The Leaves

Author(s): S D L Curry

Location(s): Japan

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 16/17thth Century

In this epic story of good vs. evil, a small village defies an oppressive regime and finds freedom through the power of faith. Hidden by the Leaves, book one of S D L Curry’s ‘Hidden Trilogy’, follows Father Joaquim...

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Killing Commendatore

Killing Commendatore

Author(s): Haruki Murakami

Location(s): Japan

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Current

In Killing Commendatore, a thirty-something portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife and finds himself holed up in the mountain home of a famous artist, Tomohiko Amada. When he discovers a strange painting in the attic, he...

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Naked As The Day: A Tokyo Novel

Naked As The Day: A Tokyo Novel

Author(s): Marcus Bird

Location(s): Tokyo

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): Modern

A young man finds himself in ragingly cosmopolitan Tokyo, haunted by memories of the past, facing an uncertain future. When a typical twenty-something year old English teacher in Japan develops severe physical and psychological aversions to his daily routine...

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Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids

Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids

Author(s): Kenzaburo Oe

Location(s): Japan

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): World War II

Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids recounts the exploits of 15 teenage reformatory boys evacuated in wartime to a remote mountain village where they are feared and detested by the local peasants. When plague breaks out, the villagers flee,...

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Not My Job – A Len Palmer Mystery (Book 2)

Not My Job – A Len Palmer Mystery (Book 2)

Author(s): Roger M Kaye

Location(s): French Alps, Japan

Genre(s): Adventure, Fiction

Era(s): Current

Please read the Len Palmer books in order. This is no.2, start with Snow Job Len Palmer, a ski-lift designer, is looking for work. After the disastrous end of the HiFly megalift (Snow Job – the first Len Palmer...

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Occupied City (Tokyo Trilogy 2)

Occupied City (Tokyo Trilogy 2)

Author(s): David Peace

Location(s): Tokyo

Genre(s): Crime, Historical, Thriller

Era(s): 1940s

In occupied Tokyo a man arrives at a bank talking of a dysentery outbreak, which he has been sent to treat. He administers a potion, and they fall dead. He robs the bank and disappears. Nothing has ever happened...

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Pachinko

Pachinko

Author(s): Min Jin Lee

Location(s): Japan

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Yeongdo, Korea 1911. In a small fishing village on the banks of the East Sea, a club-footed, cleft-lipped man marries a fifteen-year-old girl. The couple have one child, their beloved daughter Sunja. When Sunja falls pregnant by a married...

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Postcards from Tokyo

Postcards from Tokyo

Author(s): Wendy Nelson Tokunaga

Location(s): Tokyo

Genre(s): Short Stories

Era(s): Modern

These six stories are all inspired by Tokyo, a magical place that writer Wendy Nelson Tokunaga has observed both first-hand and from afar. A Tokyo teenager obsessed with becoming an idol singer despite her mother’s trepidations. An American bar...

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Remote Control

Remote Control

Author(s): Kotaro Isaka

Location(s): Sendai

Genre(s): Thriller

Era(s): Modern

Masaharu Aoyagi is a driver for a delivery company in the city of Sendai in northern Japan. Two years ago he had achieved brief notoriety for rescuing a movie actress from a robbery attempt while making a delivery to...

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Snow Country

Snow Country

Author(s): Yasunari Kawabata

Location(s): Japan

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 20th Century

Shimamura is tired of the bustling city. He takes the train through the snow to the mountains of the west coast of Japan, to meet with a geisha he believes he loves. Beautiful and innocent, Komako is tightly bound...

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