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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...


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 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...


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...


Memoirs of a Polar Bear

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 Graveyard Apartment

by Mariko Koike

One of the most popular writers working in Japan today, Mariko Koike is a recognized master of detective fiction and horror writing. Known in particular for her hybrid works that blend these styles with elements...


Shield of Straw

by Kazuhiro Kiuchi

BASIS OF THE TAKASHI MIIKE FILM | SOON TO BE A MOTION PICTURE STATESIDE

Ever since Assistant Inspector Mekari’s wife passed away, he has found no joy in living. As a member of Japan’s security police, he...


A Midsummer's Equation

Detective Galileo #6

by Keigo Higashino

Manabu Yukawa, the physicist known as "Detective Galileo," has traveled to Hariguara, a once-popular summer resort town that has fallen on hard times. He is there to speak at a conference on a planned underwater...


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...


Genocide of One: A Thriller

by Kazuaki Takano & Philip Gabriel

The internationally bestselling, award-winning Japanese thriller about a child who may be the future of the human race--or the cause of its extinction.

During a briefing in Washington D.C., the President is...


The Strange Library

by Haruki Murakami & Ted Goossen

From internationally acclaimed author Haruki Murakami—a fantastical illustrated short novel about a boy imprisoned in a nightmarish library.

 

Opening the flaps on this unique little book, readers will find...


Malice

Kyoichiro Kaga #4

by Keigo Higashino & Alexander O. Smith

"This smart and original mystery is a true page-turner… will baffle, surprise, and draw out suspicion until the final few pages. With each book, Higashino continues to elevate the modern mystery as an intense...


Confessions

by Kanae Minato & Stephen Snyder

Her pupils murdered her daughter. Now she will have her revenge.

After calling off her engagement in the wake of a tragic revelation, Yuko Moriguchi had nothing to live for except her only child, four-year-old...


Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage: A novel

by Haruki Murakami & Philip Gabriel

New York Times #1 Bestseller

A New York Times and Washington Post notable book, and one of the Financial Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Slate, Mother Jones, The Daily Beast, and BookPage's best books...


Where Europe Begins: Stories

by Yoko Tawada

Where Europe Begins presents a collection of startling new stories by Japanese writer Yoko Tawada. Moving through landscapes of fairy tales, family history, strange words and letters, dreams, and every-day reality,...


The Guest Cat

by Takashi Hiraide & Eric Selland

A wonderful sui generis novel about a visiting cat who brings joy into a couple’s life in Tokyo

A bestseller in France and winner of Japan’s Kiyama Shohei Literary Award, The Guest Cat, by the acclaimed...


Facing the Bridge

by Yoko Tawada

From Japan to Vietnam to Amsterdam to the Canary Islands, these three new tales by master storyteller Yoko Tawada float between cultures, identities, and the dreamwork of the imagination When he watched Michael...


The Naked Eye

by Yoko Tawada & Susan Bernofsky

“Tawada’s slender accounts of alienation achieve a remarkable potency.”—Michael Porter, The New York Times A precocious Vietnamese high school student — known as the pupil with “the iron blouse”—in...