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Fiction In Translation

  • Kaoru Takamura

    Lady Joker: Volume One

    $46.00

    Translated by Allison Markin Powell and Marie Iida Tokyo, 1995. Five men meet at the racetrack every Sunday to bet on horses. They have little in common except a deep disaffection with their lives, but together they represent the social struggles and griefs of post-War Japan: a poorly socialized genius stuck working as a welder; a demoted detective with a chip on his shoulder; a Zainichi Korean banker sick of being ostracized for his race; a struggling single dad of a teenage girl with Down s...

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