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Kick-Off: Stories from the Field

by Moti Nandy & Arunava Sinha

EIGHT STORIES THAT CHAMPION THE SPIRIT OF A SPORT LIKE NO OTHER A young footballer struggles to make his mark even as he fights, the ruthless exploitation of local football clubs, his family?s strained financial...


by Hiromi Kawakami & Michael Emmerich

  • Kawakami is an author known and reviewed around the world
  • Manazuru received great praise when Counterpoint released it in 2010; the book already has reviews by Booklist, the Paris Review Daily, the Independent...

  • Strange Weather in Tokyo

    by Hiromi Kawakami & Allison Markin Powell

  • This is a reissue of a poetic, compact novel by celebrated Japanese author, Hiromi Kawakami (the original 2012 Counterpoint edition was titled The Briefcase (9781582435992); Strange Weather in Tokyo is the title...

  • Asleep

    by Banana Yoshimoto & Michael Emmerich

    Banana Yoshimoto’s novels have established her as one of Japan’s finest and most popular writers, and an acclaimed and best-selling literary star all over the world. Now she delivers three novellas that...

    An Excess Male

    by Maggie Shen King

    One of the Washington Posts' "The 5 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2017"!

    A B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog "Best SFF of 2017" pick!

    From debut author Maggie Shen King, An Excess Male is the chilling dystopian...

    A Song for Quiet

    by Cassandra Khaw

    Cassandra Khaw returns with A Song for Quiet, a new standalone Persons Non Grata novella from the world of Hammers on Bone, finalist for the British Fantasy Award and the Locus Award, and which Kameron Hurley...

    Bombay Fever

    by Sidin Vadukut

    In the bestselling tradition of Richard Preston’s now-classic medical thriller The Hot Zone and reminiscent of the blockbuster films Outbreak and Contagion, a fast-paced, page-turning thriller set in India...

    Vengeance Is Mine, All  Others Pay Cash

    by Eka Kurniawan & Annie Tucker

    Vivid, bawdy, comic, and arresting, the exciting new novel by the Indonesian phenomenon, Eka Kurniawan

    Told in short, cinematic bursts, Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash is gloriously pulpy. Ajo Kawir,...

    Soul Cage

    by Tetsuya Honda

    A severed hand, a missing body, and a victim who was living under a false identity all add up to the most complex and challenging case yet for Homicide Detective Reiko Himekawa - in Tetsuya Honda's Soul Cage...

    The Windfall: A Novel

    by Diksha Basu

    A People Pick

    Entertainment Weekly's Must-List

    A TIME Magazine Pick

    Rolling Stone's Culture Index Pick

    One of Esquire's Best 30 Books of 2017

    “[A] charming satire…What Kevin Kwan did for rich people problems,...

    Marriage of a Thousand Lies

    by SJ Sindu

    ​A necessary and exciting addition to both the Sri Lankan-American and LGBTQ canons, SJ Sindu's debut novel Marriage of a Thousand Lies offers a moving and sharply rendered​ exploration of friendship,...

    The Ministry of Utmost Happiness: A novel

    by Arundhati Roy

    New York Times Best Seller

    Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

    Named a Best Book of 2017 by Amazon, Kirkus, The Washington Post, Newsday, and the Hudson Group

    A dazzling, richly moving new novel by the internationally...

    The Nakano Thrift Shop: A Novel

    by Hiromi Kawakami & Allison Markin Powell

    From the author of Strange Weather in Tokyo comes this funny, heartwarming story about love, life, and human relationships that features a delightfully offbeat cast of characters.

    Objects for sale at the Nakano...

    Men Without Women: Stories

    by Haruki Murakami, Philip Gabriel & Ted Goossen

    A dazzling new collection of short stories--the first major new work of fiction from the beloved, internationally acclaimed, Haruki Murakami since his #1 best-selling Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of...

    Inheritance from Mother

    by Minae Mizumura

    Award-winning novelist Minae Mizumura demystifies the notion of the selfless Japanese mother and the adult daughter honor-bound to care for her.


    Mitsuki Katsura, a Japanese woman in her mid-fifties, is a...

    The Woman Who Had Two Navels and Tales of the Tropical Gothic

    by Nick Joaquin, Vicente L. Rafael & Gina Apostol

    Celebrating the centennial of his birth, the first-ever U.S. publication of Philippine writer Nick Joaquin’s seminal works, with a foreword by PEN/Open Book Award–winner Gina Apostol

    New York Times Book...


    by Kanae Minato

    The tense, chilling story of four women haunted by a childhood trauma.

    When they were children, Sae, Maki, Akiko and Yuko were tricked into separating from their friend Emily by a mysterious stranger. Then...

    The Impossible Fairy Tale

    by Han Yujoo

    A chilling, wildly original novel from a major new voice from South Korea

    The Impossible Fairy Tale is the story of two unexceptional grade-school girls. Mia is “lucky”—she is spoiled by her mother and,...


    by Can Xue, Chen Zeping, Karen Gernant & Porochista Khakpour

    Though the story of Liujin, a young woman seeking a new kind of human freedom, Frontier attempts to unify the grand opposites of life--barbarism and civilization, the spiritual and the material, the mundane...

    Six Four

    by Hideo Yokoyama & Jonathan Lloyd-Davies

    International Bestseller

    Winner of the Best Japanese Crime Fiction of the Year Award

    “Already a bestseller in Japan and the U.K., this cinematic crime novel suffused with fascinating cultural details follows...