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Fiction In Translation

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    Clarice Lispector

    An Apprenticeship Or The Book Of Pleasures

    $19.00

    Translated by Stefan Tobler Lori yearns for love yet is scared of herself, and of connecting with another human. When she meets Ulisses, a Professor of Philosophy, she is forced to confront her fears. As both of them will learn, to be worthy of another person, they must first be fully themselves. The book of which Clarice Lispector said, 'I humanized myself', An Apprenticeship is about the ultimate unknowability of the other in a relationship, and what it means to love and be loved. Paperback...

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  • Yasunari Kawabata

    Beauty And Sadness

    $25.00

    Translated by Howard Hibbett The successful writer Oki has reached middle age and is filled with regrets. He returns to Kyoto to find Otoko, a young woman with whom he had a terrible affair many years before, and discovers that she is now a painter, living with a younger woman as her lover. Otoko has continued to love Oki and has never forgotten him, but his return unsettles not only her but also her young lover. This is a work of strange beauty, with a tender touch of nostalgia and a heartbr...

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  • Francesca Melandri

    Eva Sleeps

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    Translated by Katherine Gregor Out of the struggles and conflicts in the border regions of Northern Italy and Austria and the rich history that has resulted from this meeting of cultures, comes a family story that embodies the history of nations. Eva, a forty-year-old public relations professional living in Northern Italy, receives an unexpected message from Southern Italy. Vito, a man she briefly knew as a child as a friend of her mother's, is very ill and would like to see her one last time...

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  • Lanling Xiaoxiao Sheng

    Golden Lotus Volume 2

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    translated by Clement Egerton A saga of ruthless ambition, murder, and, famously, Chinese erotica, The Golden Lotus (also known as The Plum in the Golden Vase) has been called the fifth Great Classical Novel in Chinese Literature and one of the Four Masterworks of the Ming Novel. Admired in its own time for its literary qualities and biting indictment of the immorality and cruelty of its age, this Chinese classic has also been denigrated for its sexual frankness. It centers on Ximen Qing, a y...

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    Mo Xiang Tong Xiu

    Grandmaster Of Demonic Cultivation (魔道祖师)

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    We are currently accepting pre-orders for this title. Click here to find out more about when your pre-order will ship. Estimated Fulfilment: Volume 1 – Mid December 2021 Volume 2 – Late March 2022 Volume 3 – Late June 2022 Wei Wuxian was once one of the most powerful men of his generation, a talented and clever young cultivator who harnessed martial arts and spirituality into powerful abilities. But when the horrors of war led him to seek more power through demonic cultivation, the world’s r...

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    Eileen Chang

    Half A Lifelong Romance

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    Translated by Karen Kingsbury Manzhen is a young worker in a Shanghai factory, where she meets Shijun, the son of wealthy merchants. Despite family complications, they fall in love and begin to dream of a shared life together - until circumstances force them apart. When they are reunited after a separation of many years, can they start their relationship again? Or is it destined to be the romance of only half a lifetime? This affectionate and captivating novel tells the moving story of an end...

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    Mo Xiang Tong Xiu

    Heaven Official's Blessing (天官赐福)

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    We are currently accepting pre-orders for this title. Click here to find out more about when your pre-order will ship. Estimated Fulfilment: Volume 1 – Mid December 2021 Volume 2 – Late February 2022 Volume 3 – Late May 2022 Born the crown prince of a prosperous kingdom, Xie Lian was renowned for his beauty, strength, and purity. His years of dedication and noble deeds allowed him to ascend to godhood. But those who rise, can also fall… and fall he does, cast from the Heavens again and again...

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  • Eileen Chang

    Little Reunions

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    Translated by Martin Merz and Jane Weizhen Pan A best-selling, autobiographical depiction of class privilege, bad romance, and political intrigue during World War II in China. Now available in English for the first time, Eileen Chang's dark romance opens with Julie, living at a convent school in Hong Kong on the eve of the Japanese invasion. Her mother, Rachel, long divorced from Julie's opium-addict father, saunters around the world with various lovers. Recollections of Julie's horrifying bu...

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  • Can Xue

    Love In The New Millennium

    $32.00

    Translated by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen In this darkly comic novel, a group of women inhabits a world of constant surveillance, where informants lurk in the flower beds and false reports fly. Conspiracies abound in a community that normalizes paranoia and suspicion. Some try to flee--whether to a mysterious gambling bordello or to ancestral homes that can be reached only underground through muddy caves, sewers, and tunnels. Others seek out the refuge of Nest County, where traditional Chinese h...

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    Haruki Murakami

    Norwegian Wood

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    translated by Jay Rubin When he hears her favourite Beatles song, Toru Watanabe recalls his first love Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend Kizuki. Immediately he is transported back almost twenty years to his student days in Tokyo, adrift in a world of uneasy friendships, casual sex, passion, loss and desire - to a time when an impetuous young woman called Midori marches into his life and he has to choose between the future and the past.Paperback: 400 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 m...

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  • Misumi Kubo

    So We Look To The Sky

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    Translated by Polly Barton Searingly honest and sexually explicit, So We Look to the Sky is a novel told in five linked stories that begin with an affair between a student and a woman ten years his senior, who picks him up for cosplay sex in a comics market. Their scandalous liaison, which the woman's husband makes public by posting secretly taped video online, frames all of the stories, but each explores a different aspect of the life passages and hardships ordinary people face. A teenager e...

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  • Jean-Christophe Rufin

    The Carousel Of Desire

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    translated by Howard Curtis and Katherine Gregor The Carousel of Desire is a sexual and romantic saga told with a master storyteller's feel for character and plot and a philosopher's abiding preoccupation with what makes life truly worthwhile. With tenderness and infectious delight, Schmitt tells an exuberant tale about class and community and about the vastness of human experience. Schmitt's love of coincidence and serendipity is surpassed only by his affection for his flawed, all-too-human ...

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    Leïla Slimani

    The Country Of Others

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    Translated by Sam Taylor Alsace, 1944. Mathilde finds herself falling deeply in love with Amine Belhaj, a Moroccan soldier, billeted in her town, fighting for the French. After the Liberation, Mathilde leaves France, following Amine to Morocco. But life here is unrecognizable to this brave and passionate young woman. Where she she once danced, bickered with her sister, her life is now that of a farmer's wife - with all the sacrifices and vexations that brings. Suffocated by the heat, by her l...

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  • Toshiki Okada

    The End Of The Moment We Had

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    Translated by Samuel Malissa In two stunning tales by novelist-playwright Toshiki Okada, characters stagger and thrash, bound by a generational hunger for human connection. On the eve of the Iraq War a couple find unexpected deliverance - fleeting and anonymous - at a love hotel. And wheels spin as a woman aches for something more from her husband, even as she knows she has enough. Snapshots of moments high and low, these stories introduce us to an unsettlingly honest voice in contemporary Ja...

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    Mo Xiang Tong Xiu

    The Scum Villain's Self-Saving System (人渣反派自救系统)

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    We are currently accepting pre-orders for this title. Click here to find out more about when your pre-order will ship. Estimated Fulfilment: Volume 1 – Mid December 2021 Volume 2 – Late April 2022 Half-demon Luo Binghe rose from humble beginnings and a tortured past to become unrivaled in strength and beauty. With his harem of over three hundred wives, and dominion over both the human and demonic realms, he is truly the most powerful protagonist—in a trashy web novel series! At least, that’s...

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  • Yukio Mishima

    The Sound Of Waves

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    Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love. It tells of Shinji, a young fisherman and Hatsue, the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. Shinji is entranced at the sight of Hatsue in the twilight on the beach and they fall in love. When the villagers' gossip threatens to divide them, Shinki must risk his life to prove his worth.Paperback: 192 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9780099289982Published by Vintage UK

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    Ogai Mori

    The Wild Geese

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    Translated by Sanford Goldstein In The Wild Geese, prominent Japanese novelist Ogai Mori offers a poignant story of unfulfilled love, set against the background of the dizzying social change accompanying the fall of the Meiji regime. The young heroine, Otama, is forced by poverty to become a moneylender's mistress. She is surrounded by skillfully-drawn characters--her weak-willed father, her virile and calculating lover (and his suspicious wife), and the handsome student who is both the objec...

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