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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...


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,...


Kiku's Prayer: A Novel

by Shusaku Endo & Van C. Gessel

Endo Shusaku was a renowned twentieth-century Japanese author who wrote from the unusual perspective of being both Japanese and Catholic. His work is often compared to that of Graham Greene, who himself considered...


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...


Enigma of China

Inspector Chen #8

by Qiu Xiaolong

Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Department is in an unusual situation-a poet by training and inclination, he was assigned by the party to the Police Department after he graduated college, where...


The Bridegroom Was a Dog

by Yoko Tawada & Margaret Mitsutani

Internationally acclaimed author Yoko Tawada's most famous — and bizarre — tale in a stand-alone, New Directions Pearl edition.

The Bridegroom Was a Dog is perhaps the Japanese-German writer Yoko Tawada’s...


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...


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....


She Will Build Him a City

by Raj Kamal Jha

SHORTLISTED FOR THE DSC PRIZE FOR SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE

As night falls in Delhi a mother spins tales from her past for her sleeping daughter. Her now grown-up child is a puzzle with a million pieces whom she...


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...


In Times of Siege: A Novel

by Githa Hariharan

At 52, Shiv Murthy is a New Delhi professor of history. He leads a mild, unremarkable life until, while his wife is away, things spin out of control. First, the young and passionate daughter of an old friend...


Please Look After Mom

Man Asian Literary Prize 2011

by Kyung-Sook Shin

WINNER OF THE MAN ASIAN LITERARY PRIZE 

When sixty-nine-year-old So-nyo is separated from her husband among the crowds of the Seoul subway station, her family begins a desperate search to find her. Yet as long-held...


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...


French Concession

by Xiao Bai

An acclaimed Chinese writer makes his English language debut with this heart-stopping literary noir, a richly atmospheric tale of espionage and international intrigue, set in Shanghai in 1931—an electrifying,...


The Three-Body Problem

Remembrance of Earth's Past #1

Hugo Award for Best Novel 2015

by Cixin Liu & Ken Liu

The Three-Body Problem is the first chance for English-speaking readers to experience the Hugo Award-winning phenomenon from China's most beloved science fiction author, Liu Cixin.

Set against the backdrop of...


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...


Salmonella Men on Planet Porno

by Yasutaka Tsutsui

An irresistible mix of imagination, satire, and humor, these stories by acclaimed Japanese author Yasutaka Tsutsui imagine the consequences of a world where the fantastic and the mundane collide.

 

The opening...


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...


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...