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A Case of Exploding Mangoes

Commonwealth Best First Book Prize 2009

by Mohammed Hanif

A Washington Post, Rocky Mountain News, Boston Globe Best Book of the Year

Intrigue and subterfuge combine with bad luck and good in this darkly comic debut about love, betrayal, tyranny, family, and a conspiracy...


The Bathing Women: A Novel

by Tie Ning, Hongling Zhang & Jason Sommer

FROM AWARD-WINNING and bestselling Chinese writer Tie Ning comes a stunningly original novel that captures the spirit of a new generation of young professionals in contemporary China. The Bathing Women follows...


The Story of My Assassins: A Novel

by Tarun J. Tejpal

“Spine chilling … written with flair and clear-eyed acidity.”

— The New Yorker

Based on actual events, The Story of My Assassins tells the story of a journalist who learns that the police have captured...


Building Waves

by Taeko Tomioka & Louise Heal Kawai

In her early forties, Kyoko has no compunction about getting what she wants. But when she begins a relationship with a traditional and conformist man, the result in Building Waves is uncomfortable, comical,...


Flowers of Grass

by Takehiko Fukunaga & Royall Tyler

Flowers of Grass is Takehiko Fukunaga's fully realized portrait of a young man of fastidious intelligence and great sorrow, and shows us how it is possible, seeing reality from the side of death and despair,...


Serious Men: A Novel

by Manu Joseph

A poignant, bitingly funny Indian satire and love story set in a scientific institute and in Mumbai's humid tenements.Ayyan Mani, one of the thousands of dalit (untouchable caste) men trapped in Mumbai's slums,...


I Have the Right to Destroy Myself

by Young-ha KIM

In the fast-paced, high-urban landscape of Seoul, C and K are brothers who have fallen in love with the same woman—Se-yeon—who tears at both of them as they all try desperately to find real connection in...


Three Sisters

Man Asian Literary Prize 2010

by Bi Feiyu, Howard Goldblatt & Sylvia Li-chun Lin

The second novel from Bi Feiyu, this time dealing with the voyage of three sisters through contemporary China.


The Cloud Messenger

by Aamer Hussein

A beautifully poignant paean to lost love and the passing of time.


The Thing about Thugs

by Tabish Khair

A subversive, darkly comic novel of a young Indian man's misadventures in Victorian London as the city is gripped by a series of gruesome murders. Shortlisted for the 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize, this sly...


The Vine of Desire: A Novel

by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

The beloved characters of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s bestselling novel Sister of My Heart are reunited in this powerful narrative that challenges the emotional bond between two lifelong friends, as the husband...


Queen of Dreams

by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

From the bestselling author of Sister of My Heart comes a spellbinding tale of mothers and daughters, love and cultural identity. Rakhi, a young painter and single mother, is struggling to come to terms with...


Serve the People!: A Novel

by Yan Lianke & Julia Lovell

Set in 1967, at the peak of the Mao cult, Serve the People! is a beautifully told, wickedly daring story about the forbidden love affair between Liu Lian, the young, pretty wife of a powerful Division Commander...


The Red Carpet

by Lavanya Sankaran

Wry humor and a delicious grasp of the friction between generations in Bangalore are the hallmarks of Lavanya Sankaran’s fresh, deeply nuanced debut collection. “A potpourri of beggars and billionaires and...


Vintage Murakami

by Haruki Murakami

Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the greatest modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions.

“Murakami’s bold willingness to go straight over the top is a signal...


The Mistress of Spices: A Novel

by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Magical, tantalizing, and sensual, The Mistress of Spices is the story of Tilo, a young woman born in another time, in a faraway place, who is trained in the ancient art of spices and ordained as a mistress...


The Silent Journey

by Naini Kumar

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The intriguing novel The Silent Journey takes place in the 1960s within a large home in India. The family members living in the house find themselves trapped within their own set limits, not allowing...


The Blue Bedspread: A Novel

by Raj Kamal Jha

A midnight phone call awakens a man to inform him that his sister has died in childbirth. He is told he must keep the orphaned baby girl overnight, until her new, adopting parents can collect her. Over the course...


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...


To Live: A Novel

by Yu Hua

An award-winning, internationally acclaimed Chinese bestseller, originally banned in China but recently named one of the last decade’s ten most influential books there, To Live tells the epic story of one...