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Lady Joker

Lady Joker
  • Author(s): Kaoru Takamura, Allison Markin Powell (Translator), Marie Iida (Translator)
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Late 20th Century

‘One of the great masterpieces of Japanese crime fiction and one of the must-read books of this or any year’ David Peace Tokyo, 1995. Five men meet at the racetrack every Sunday to bet on horses. They have little...

Lonely Castle in the Mirror

Lonely Castle in the Mirror
  • Author(s): Mizuki Tsujimura
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Magical Realism, Science Fiction/Future
  • Era(s): Contemporary

How can you save your friend’s life if she doesn’t want to be rescued? In a tranquil neighbourhood of Tokyo, seven teenagers wake to find their bedroom mirrors are shining. At a single touch, they are pulled from their...

My Year of Meats

My Year of Meats
  • Author(s): Ruth Ozeki
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1990s

Jane Takagi-Little, by trade a documentary filmmaker, by nature a truth seeker, is “racially half, ” Japanese and American, and, as she tells us, “neither here nor there…” Jane is sharp-edged, desperate for a job, and determined not to...

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...

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...

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...

Sanshiro

Sanshiro
  • Author(s): Natsume Soseki
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

One of Soseki’s most beloved works of fiction, the novel depicts the 23-year-old Sanshiro leaving the sleepy countryside for the first time in his life to experience the constantly moving ‘real world’ of Tokyo, its women and university. In...

Stranger in the Shogun’s City

Stranger in the Shogun’s City
  • Author(s): Amy Stanley
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Biography, Historical
  • Era(s): 19th century

A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman in Edo – now known as Tokyo – and a portrait of a great city on the brink of momentous change The daughter of...

Territory of Light

Territory of Light
  • Author(s): Yuko Tsushima
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 20th Century

Territory of Light is the radiant story of a young woman, living alone in Tokyo with her two-year-old daughter. Its twelve chapters follow the first year of the narrator’s separation from her husband. The novel is full of light,...

The 47 Ronin Story

The 47 Ronin Story
  • Author(s): John Allyn
  • Location(s): Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 18th century

47 Ronin is the unforgettable tale of a band of samurai who defied the Emperor to avenge the disgrace and death of their master, and faced certain death as a result. This set off a chain of events that...

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