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Fiction In Translation

  • Haruki Murakami

    After Dark

    $29.80

    In After Dark—a gripping novel of late night encounters—Murakami’s trademark humor and psychological insight are distilled with an extraordinary, harmonious mastery. Nineteen-year-old Mari is waiting out the night in an anonymous Denny’s when she meets a young man who insists he knows her older sister, thus setting her on an odyssey through the sleeping city. In the space of a single night, the lives of a diverse cast of Tokyo residents—models, prostitutes, mobsters, and musicians—collide in ...

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  • Yukio Mishima

    Forbidden Colours

    $32.00

    Written when Mishima was only twenty-six, Forbidden Colors is a depiction of a male homosexual relationship, in which a rich older man buys the love of a young man who is stunningly handsome but who lacks the ability to love. As in Mann's Death in Venice, the older man's longing for the beauty of youth is associated with aestheticism and death. Paperback: 432 PagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9780141189567 Published by Penguin Books

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  • Sōseki Natsume

    Kusamakura

    $27.00

    Translated by Meredith McKinney Natsume Soseki's Kusamakura—meaning “grass pillow”—follows its nameless young artist-narrator on a meandering walking tour of the mountains. At the inn at a hot spring resort, he has a series of mysterious encounters with Nami, the lovely young daughter of the establishment. Nami, or "beauty," is the center of this elegant novel, the still point around which the artist moves and the enigmatic subject of Soseki's word painting. In the author's words, Kusamakura ...

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  • Per Petterson

    Out Stealing Horses

    $24.00

    Translated by Anne Born Trond's friend Jon often appeared at his doorstep with an adventure in mind for the two of them. But this morning was different. What began as a joy ride on "borrowed" horses ends with Jon falling into a strange trance of grief. Trond soon learns what befell Jon earlier that day―an incident that marks the beginning of a series of vital losses for both boys. Set in the easternmost region of Norway, Out Stealing Horses begins with an ending. Sixty-seven-year-old Trond ha...

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  • Ryū Murakami

    Piercing

    $23.00

    Translated by Ralph McCarthy Every night, Kawashima Masayuki creeps from his bed and watches over his baby girl's crib while his wife sleeps. But this is no ordinary domestic scene. He has an ice pick in his hand, and a barely controllable desire to use it. Deciding to confront his demons, Kawashima sets into motion a chain of events seeming to lead inexorably to murder. Paperback: 192 pagesProduct Dimensions: 129 x 198 mmISBN: 9780747593133 Published by Bloomsbury

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