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Arthur Japin
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Arthur Japin, born in Haarlem in 1956, studied theater in London and Amsterdam and spent years acting on and writing for the stage, the screen, and television. He has sung with the Dutch National Opera and recently hosted his own television show. Japin’s first novel, The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi, was made into an opera by the British composer Jonathan Dove in 2007. Japin has won many major literary prizes, including the 2004 Libris Literary Prize for In Lucia’s Eyes. Both of these titles have been adapted as stage plays and are set to become major motion pictures. His work... Read More

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Director's Cut

Written by Arthur Japin


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $16.99

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In Lucia's Eyes

Written by Arthur Japin


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $13.95

Following his hugely acclaimed debut, The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi (“Fascinatingly ambitious . . . Haunting” --The New York Times), Arthur Japin’s magnificently imagined second novel takes us into the most rarified and the most sordid realms of eighteenth-century Europe in the company of an extraordinary woman.

She is a... Read more >
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In Lucia's Eyes

Written by Arthur Japin


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi
A Novel
Written by Arthur Japin


Format: eBook, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi
A Novel
Written by Arthur Japin


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 11, 2002
Price: $16.00

“The first ten years of my life I was not black.” Thus begins this startlingly eloquent and beautiful tale based on the true story of Kwasi Boachi, a 19th- century African prince who was sent with his cousin, Kwame, to be raised in Holland as a guest of the royal family... Read more >
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