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Territory of Light

by Yuko Tsushima & Geraldine Harcourt

From one of the most significant contemporary Japanese writers, a haunting, dazzling novel of loss and rebirth

“Yuko Tsushima is one of the most important Japanese writers of her generation.” —Foumiko Kometani,...


The Day the Sun Died

by Yan Lianke & Carlos Rojas

  • The Day the Sun Died was awarded the Dream of the Red Chamber Award, which is regarded as one of the most prestigious awards for Chinese-language novels

  • Yan was twice short-listed for the Man Booker International...

  • Farewell, My Orange

    by Iwaki Kei & Meredith McKinney

    Winner of the Kenzabur? ?e Prize

    Two immigrants, Salimah and Sayuri, navigate isolation, a new language, and devastating loss on their way to a lifelong friendship. Far from her native country of Nigeria and...


    Lion Cross Point

    by Masatsugu Ono & Angus Turvill

    A "Book You Should Read This April" at Literary Hub

    By the winner of the Akutagawa Prize, Japan's most prestigious literary award

    How does a shy, traumatized boy overcome the shame, anger, and sadness that silence...


    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...

  • North Station

    by Suah Bae & Deborah Smith

    A writer struggles with the death of her mentor; an experimental play goes awry; time freezes for two lovers on a platform, waiting for the train that will take one of them away. In these seven stories Bae demonstrates...


    An Excess Male

    by Maggie Shen King

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

    James Tiptree, Jr Literary Award Honor List

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

    A Kirkus "Best of the Best!"...


    The Impossible Fairy Tale

    by Han Yujoo & Janet Hong

    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...


    Recitation

    by Suah Bae & Deborah Smith

    A mysterious actress turned wanderer shares her story with a nameless emigrant "chorus" in this novel exploring memory and personhood


    Death's End

    Remembrance of Earth's Past #3

    Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel 2017

    by Cixin Liu & Ken Liu

    The New York Times bestselling conclusion to a tour de force near-future adventure trilogy from China's bestselling and beloved science fiction writer.

    With The Three-Body Problem, English-speaking readers got...


    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...


    Shelter

    by Jung Yun

    "Shelter is domestic drama at its best, a gripping narrative of secrets and revelations that seized me from beginning to end."Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize-Winning author of The Sympathizer

    One of The...


    The Dark Forest

    Remembrance of Earth's Past #2

    by Cixin Liu & Joel Martinsen

    This near-future trilogy is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience this multiple-award-winning phenomenon from Cixin Liu, China's most beloved science fiction author.

    In The Dark Forest,...


    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...


    Decoded

    by Mai Jia, Olivia Milburn & Christopher Payne

    One of China's bestselling novels, an unusual literary thriller that takes us deep into the world of code breaking

    In his gripping debut novel, Mai Jia reveals the mysterious world of Unit 701, a top-secret Chinese...


    Revenge

    by Yoko Ogawa & Stephen Snyder

    "It's not just Murakami but also the shadow of Borges that hovers over this mesmerizing book... [and] one may detect a slight bow to the American macabre of E.A. Poe. Ogawa stands on the shoulders of giants,...


    River of Smoke

    by Amitav Ghosh

    A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book for 2011

    The Ibis, loaded to its gunwales with a cargo of indentured servants, is in the grip of a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal; among the dozens flailing for survival are...