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Echo on the Bay

by Masatsugu Ono & Angus Turvill

"Cross García Márquez and Simenon and set the piece on the Sea of Japan, and you?ll have a feel for Ono?s latest? Fans of Kenzaburo Oe?s Death by Water and Haruki Murakami?s 1Q84 will enjoy Ono?s enigmatic...

Kiku's Prayer: A Novel

by Shūsaku Endō & Van Gessel

Kiku's Prayer is told through the eyes of Kiku, a self-assured young woman from a rural Japanese village who falls in love with Seikichi, a devoted Catholic man. Practicing a faith still banned by the government,...

Lion Cross Point

by Masatsugu Ono & Angus Turvill

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

"Masatsugu Ono?s Lion Cross Point pulls off a number of narrative elements that I admire in fiction. . . . A moving and (literally) haunting novel." ? Tobias...

Convenience Store Woman

by Sayaka Murata & Ginny Tapley Takemori

The English-language debut of one of Japan?s most talented contemporary writers, selling over 650,000 copies there, Convenience Store Woman is the heartwarming and surprising story of thirty-six-year-old Tokyo...