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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...

  • 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...


    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 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 •...


    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....


    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...


    I'll Be Right There

    by Kyung-Sook Shin

    How friendship, European literature, and a charismatic professor defy war, oppression, and the absurd

     

    Set in 1980s South Korea amid the tremors of political revolution, I’ll Be Right There follows Jung...


    The Man with the Compound Eyes: A Novel

    by Wu Ming-yi

    When a tsunami sends a massive island made entirely of trash crashing into the Taiwanese coast, two very different people—an outcast from a mythical island and a woman on the verge of suicide—are united...


    Five Star Billionaire: A Novel

    by Tash Aw

    LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND BOOKPAGE

    Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.

    An expansive,...


    The Dark Road: A Novel

    by Ma Jian & Flora Drew

    From one of world literature’s most courageous voices, a novel about the human cost of China’s one-child policy through the lens of one rural family on the run from its reach

    Far away from the Chinese economic...


    Paprika: A Novel

    by Yasutaka Tsutsui

    Widely acknowledged as Yasutaka Tsutsui's masterpiece, Paprika unites his surreal, quirky imagination with a mind-bending narrative about a psychiatric institute that has developed the technology to invade people's...


    Ru: A Novel

    by Kim Thuy

    Winner of Canada's Governor General's Award and an international success, an exquisite autobiographical novel of a Vietnamese refugee finding her way-and finding her voice-on new shores.


    Our Lady of Alice Bhatti

    by Mohammed Hanif

    From the author of the acclaimed A Case of Exploding Mangoes (“An insanely brilliant, satirical first novel . . . Belongs in a tradition that includes Catch-22—The Washington Post), a subversively, often...


    Narcopolis: A Novel

    DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2013

    by Jeet Thayil

    Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize

     

    Written in poetic and affecting prose, Jeet Thayil's luminous debut novel charts the evolution of a great and broken metropolis across three decades. A rich, hallucinatory...


    1Q84

    by Haruki Murakami

    “Murakami is like a magician who explains what he’s doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers . . . But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it's...


    The Wandering Falcon

    by Jamil Ahmad

    A haunting literary debut set in the forbidding remote tribal areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

    Traditions that have lasted for centuries, both brutal and beautiful, create a rigid structure for life in the...