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Salvation of a Saint

Detective Galileo #5

by Keigo Higashino & Alexander O. Smith

From the author of the internationally bestselling, award-winning The Devotion of Suspect X comes the latest novel featuring "Detective Galileo"

In 2011, The Devotion of Suspect X was a hit with critics and...


The Diving Pool

by Yoko Ogawa & Stephen Snyder

The first major English translation of one of contemporary Japan's bestselling and most celebrated authors

From Akutagawa Award-winning author Yoko Ogawa comes a haunting trio of novellas about love, fertility,...


The Ten Loves of Nishino

by Hiromi Kawakami & Allison Markin Powell

Following The Nakano Thrift Shop, Hiromi Kawakami’s breakout success, comes a new novel full of charm, subtlety, and style by an author whose readership in Japan numbers in the millions.

“If you like Haruki...


If Cats Disappeared from the World

by Genki Kawamura & Eric Selland

The international phenomenon that has sold more than two million copies, If Cats Disappeared from the World is a heartwarming, funny, and profound meditation on the meaning of life.

The young postman’s days...


Inhabitation

by Teru Miyamoto & Roger K. Thomas

  • Only this award-winning Japanese master’s second book in English (first one published by New Directions in 2009)
  • Inhabitation (In Japanese, HARU NO YUME) is a work that is frequently cited by Miyamoto enthusiasts,...

  • Seventeen

    by Hideo Yokoyama & Louise Heal Kawai

    A tense, powerful thriller from the bestselling author of Six Four

    1985. Kazumasa Yuuki, a seasoned reporter at the North Kanto Times, runs a daily gauntlet of the power struggles and office politics that plague...


    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...


    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...


    The End of the Moment We Had

    by Toshiki Okada & Sam Malissa

    Two brilliant, multi-layered stories from the winner of the Kenzaburo Oe Prize: part of our Japanese novella series, showcasing the best contemporary Japanese writing

    In two stunning tales by novelist-playwright...


    Convenience Store Woman

    by Sayaka Murata & Ginny Tapley Takemori

  • Murata has been a huge runaway bestseller in Japan, one of the highest selling literary novels of recent years, selling 660,000 hardcovers to date. Convenience Store Woman won Japan’s most prestigious literary...

  • 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...


    Manazuru

    by Hiromi Kawakami & Michael Emmerich

  • Kawakami is an author known and reviewed around the world
  • Manazuru received great praise when Counterpoint released it in 2010; the book already has reviews by Booklist, the Paris Review Daily, the Independent...

  • 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...

  • 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...


    Moshi-Moshi: A Novel

    by Banana Yoshimoto & Asa Yoneda

    In Moshi-Moshi, Yoshie’s much-loved musician father has died in a suicide pact with an unknown woman. It is only when Yoshie and her mother move to Shimo-kitazawa, a traditional Tokyo neighborhood of narrow...