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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,...


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...


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

“A great Indian novel." The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)

"A classic tale of wealth and moral ruin." The New Yorker

"Ghachar Ghochar introduces us to a master." —The Paris Review

  ...


Human Acts: A Novel

by Han Kang

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

In the midst of a violent student...


Selection Day: A Novel

by Aravind Adiga

From Aravind Adiga, the bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of The White Tiger, a “ferociously brilliant” (Slate) novel about two brothers in a Mumbai slum who are raised by their crazy, obsessive father...


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...


The Yoga of Max's Discontent: A Novel

by Karan Bajaj

“A beautifully rendered epic journey . . . . The novel works on many levels and excels at them all.” —New York Journal of Books

In this captivating and surprising novel of spiritual discovery—a No. 1...


The Vegetarian: A Novel

Man Booker International Prize 2016

by Han Kang

Winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Publisher's Weekly •  Buzzfeed •  Entertainment Weekly •  Time •...


The Girl Who Wrote Loneliness: A Novel

by Kyung-Sook Shin

The highly anticipated release of the most personal novel by Kyung-Sook Shin, who first burst on to the literary scene with the New York Times bestseller, Please Look After Mom.

Homesick and alone, a teen-aged...


Beauty Is a Wound

by Eka Kurniawan & Annie Tucker

The English-language debut of Indonesia's rising star. The epic novel Beauty Is a Wound combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humor, and romance in a sweeping polyphony. The beautiful Indo prostitute...


Wind/Pinball: Two novels

by Haruki Murakami & Ted Goossen

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

In the spring of 1978, a young Haruki Murakami sat down at his kitchen table and began to write. The result: two remarkable short novels—Hear the Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973—that launched...


Flood of Fire

by Amitav Ghosh

The stunningly vibrant final novel in the bestselling Ibis Trilogy

It is 1839 and China has embargoed the trade of opium, yet too much is at stake in the lucrative business and the British Foreign Secretary has...


A Bad Character: A novel

by Deepti Kapoor

A highly charged fiction debut about a young woman in India, and the love that both shatters and transforms her

 

She is twenty, restless in New Delhi. Her mother has died; her father has left for Singapore....


The Seventh Day: A Novel

by Yu Hua & Allan H. Barr

From the acclaimed author of Brothers and To Live: a major new novel that limns the joys and sorrows of life in contemporary China.

 

Yang Fei was born on a moving train. Lost by his mother, adopted by a young...


The Journey

by Indira Ganesan

After a decade in a suburban American world of shopping malls and fast-food restaurants, sisters Renu and Manx return to their childhood home, the island of Pi. A bit of India "torn free to float in the Bay...