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Manazuru

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...


    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,...


    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 NPR, 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...


    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 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,...


    Frontier

    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...


    Ghachar Ghochar: A Novel

    by Vivek Shanbhag & Srinath Perur

    ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' TOP BOOKS OF 2017

    “A modern classic." The New York Times Book Review

      

    A young man's close-knit family is nearly destitute when his uncle founds a successful spice...


    Human Acts: A Novel

    by Han Kang

    One of Amazon's Top 100 Books of 2017

    From the internationally bestselling author of The Vegetarian, a “rare and astonishing” (The Observer) portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice...


    Selection Day: A Novel

    by Aravind Adiga

    A WASHINGTON POST BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

    From Aravind Adiga, the bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of The White Tiger, a “ferociously brilliant” (Slate) novel about two...


    Memoirs of a Polar Bear

    Warwick Prize for Women in Translation 2017

    by Yoko Tawada & Susan Bernofsky

    The Memoirs of a Polar Bear stars three generations of talented writers and performers—who happen to be polar bears

    The Memoirs of a Polar Bear has in spades what Rivka Galchen hailed in the New Yorker as...


    The Boat Rocker: A Novel

    by Ha Jin

    From the award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash: an urgent, timely novel that follows an aspiring author, an outrageous book idea,and a lone journalist’s dogged quest for truth in the Internet age.

    New...


    The Explosion Chronicles: A Novel

    by Yan Lianke & Carlos Rojas

    Man Booker International finalist Yan Lianke has been lauded for his imaginative satire and insightful cultural critique as "one of China’s greatest living authors" (Guardian). His internationally bestselling...


    The Story of a Brief Marriage

    by Anuk Arudpragasam

    Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize

    “Brave…Brilliant…This is a book that makes one kneel before the elegance of the human spirit and the yearning that is at the essence of every life.” The New York...


    Sleeping on Jupiter

    by Anuradha Roy

    Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, a novel about violence, love, and religion in modern India

    On a train bound for the seaside town of Jarmuli, known for its temples, three elderly women meet a young documentary...


    The Bones of Grace

    by Tahmima Anam

    From the award-winning, nationally bestselling author of A Golden Age and The Good Muslim comes a lyrical, deeply moving modern love story about belonging, migration, tragedy, survival, and the mysteries of...