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1Q84

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 1184 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47646-3 (0-307-47646-4)

“Murakami is like a magician who explains what he’s doing as he performs the trick and still makes you believe he has supernatural powers. . . . But while anyone can tell a story that resembles a dream, it's the rare artist, like this one, who can make us feel that... Read more >
Also available as a boxed set, eBook and a hardcover.

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After Dark

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 29, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27873-9 (0-307-27873-5)

A sleek, gripping novel of encounters set in Tokyo during the spooky hours between midnight and dawn, by an internationally renowned literary phenomenon.

Murakami's trademark humor, psychological insight, and grasp of spirit and morality are here distilled with an extraordinary, harmonious mastery. Combining the pyrotechnical genius that made Kafka on the Shore... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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After the Quake
Stories
Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71327-9 (0-375-71327-1)

The six stories in Haruki Murakami’s mesmerizing collection are set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, when Japan became brutally aware of the fragility of its daily existence. But the upheavals that afflict Murakami’s characters are even deeper and more mysterious, emanating from a place where the human... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9608-4 (1-4000-9608-1)

From the bestselling author of Kafka on the Shore and The Wind-up Bird Chronicles comes this superb collection of twenty-four stories that generously expresses Murakami’s mastery of the form. From the surreal to the mundane, these stories exhibit his ability to transform the full range of human experience in ways that are... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Dance Dance Dance

Written by Haruki Murakami
Translated by Alfred Birnbaum


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 31, 1995
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75379-7 (0-679-75379-6)

In this propulsive novel, one of the most brilliant writers at work in any language fuses science fiction, the hard-boiled thriller, and white-hot satire into a new element of the literary periodic table. As he searches for a mysteriously vanished girlfriend, Murakami's protagonist plunges into a wind tunnel of sexual violence... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Elephant Vanishes
Stories
Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 28, 1994
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75053-6 (0-679-75053-3)

With the same deadpan mania and genius for dislocation he has brought to his internationally acclaimed novels Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Murakami makes this collection of stories a determined assault on the normal. A man sees his favorite elephant vanish into thin... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 2, 1993
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74346-0 (0-679-74346-4)

In this hyperkinetic and relentlessly inventive novel, Japan's most popular, and controversial, fiction writer hurtles into the consciousness of the West. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the Edge of the World draws readers into a narrative particle accelerator in which a split-brained data processor, a deranged scientist, his shockingly undemure granddaughter, Lauren Bacall... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Kafka on the Shore

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 3, 2006
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7927-8 (1-4000-7927-6)

With Kafka on the Shore, Haruki Murakami gives us a novel every bit as ambitious and expansive as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, which has been acclaimed both here and around the world for its uncommon ambition and achievement, and whose still-growing popularity suggests that it will be read and admired for... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Norwegian Wood

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 2000
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70402-4 (0-375-70402-7)

Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. Toru begins to adapt to campus life and the loneliness and isolation he faces... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Norwegian Wood (Movie Tie-in Edition)

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95062-8 (0-307-95062-X)

A special movie-tie in edition for the long-awaited film release based on this beloved novel by Haruki Murakami: the story of one college student's romantic coming-of-age, a journey to that distant place of a young man's first, hopeless, and heroic love.

Toru, a quiet and preternaturally serious young college student in Tokyo... Read more >

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South of the Border, West of the Sun
A Novel
Written by Haruki Murakami
Translated by Philip Gabriel


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 14, 2000
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76739-8 (0-679-76739-8)

Hajime--"Beginning" in Japanese--was an atypical only child growing up in a conventional middle-class suburb. Shimamoto, herself an only child, was cool and self-possessed, precocious in the extreme. After school these childhood sweethearts would listen to records, hold hands, and talk about their future. Then, despite themselves, in the way peculiar to... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Sputnik Sweetheart

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72605-7 (0-375-72605-5)

Haruki Murakami, the internationally bestselling author of Norwegian Wood and The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, plunges us into an urbane Japan of jazz bars, coffee shops, Jack Kerouac, and the Beatles to tell this story of a tangled triangle of uniquely unrequited loves.

A college student, identified only as “K,” falls in love... Read more >
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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38983-1 (0-307-38983-9)

"[What I Talk About When I Talk About Running is] a graceful explanation of Mr. Murakami's intertwining obsessions, conveyed with his characteristic ability to draw unexpected connections. Running may be a matter of placing one foot in front of the other on the ground, but, as is so often the case... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Wild Sheep Chase
A Novel
Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71894-6 (0-375-71894-X)

It begins simply enough: A twenty-something advertising executive receives a postcard from a friend, and casually appropriates the image for an insurance company’s advertisement. What he doesn’t realize is that included in the pastoral scene is a mutant sheep with a star on its back, and in using this photo he... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
A Novel
Written by Haruki Murakami


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 1, 1998
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77543-0 (0-679-77543-9)

Haruki Murakami has emerged as the most significant Japanese novelist in decades. And with this hugely ambitious book—a true magnum opus, equal in scope and execution to Mishima’s The Sea of Fertility—he will take his place in the international pantheon of contemporary literature. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is many things: the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Tale of Genji

Written by Shikibu Murasaki


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 16, 1990
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72953-2 (0-679-72953-4)

In the eleventh century Murasaki Shikibu, a lady in the Heian court of Japan, wrote the world's first novel. But The Tale of Genji is no mere artifact. It is, rather, a lively and astonishingly nuanced portrait of a refined society where every dalliance is an act of political consequence; a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Book of Five Rings

Written by Miyamoto Musashi
Illustrated by Shiro Tsujimura
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-984-1 (1-59030-984-7)

When the undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi retreated to a cave in 1643 and wrote The Book of Five Rings, a manifesto on swordsmanship, strategy, and winning for his students and generations of samurai to come, he created one of the most perceptive and incisive texts on strategic thinking ever to come... Read more >
Also available as a package, paperback, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

Ravan and Eddie

Written by Kiran Nagarkar


Format: eBook, 328 pages
Publisher: NYRB LIT
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $9.99
ISBN: 978-1-59017-651-1 (1-59017-651-0)

Ravan and Eddie are the unlikeliest of companions. For one thing, Ravan is Hindu, while Eddie is Catholic. For another, when Ravan was a baby and fell from a balcony, that fall had a dramatic, and very literal, impact on Eddie’s family. But Ravan and Eddie both live in Central Works... Read more >

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Collected Short Fiction

Written by V.S. Naipaul


Format: Hardcover, 440 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: April 12, 2011
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59402-0 (0-307-59402-5)

For the first time: the Nobel Prize winner’s stunning short fiction collected in one volume, with an introduction by the author.

Over the course of his distinguished career, V. S. Naipaul has written a remarkable array of short fiction that moves from Trinidad to London to Africa. Here are the stories from... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Video
Stories
Written by Meera Nair


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 11, 2003
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72103-5 (0-385-72103-X)

In ten stories that read like parables, Meera Nair depicts contemporary Indian life with fierce precision and an irresistible blend of humor, wit, and pathos, firmly establishing herself as a striking new voice in Indian fiction.

An American porn flick wreaks havoc on the life of an Indian man, much to the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Evil and the Mask

Written by Fuminori Nakamura


Format: Hardcover, 356 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-1-61695-212-9 (1-61695-212-1)

The second book by prize-winning Japanese novelist Fuminori Nakamura to be available in English translation, a follow-up to 2012’s critically acclaimed The Thief─another fantastically creepy, electric literary thriller that explores the limits of human depravity─and the powerful human instinct to resist evil.

When Fumihiro Kuki is eleven years old, his elderly... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Thief

Written by Fuminori Nakamura


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Soho Press
On Sale: January 15, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-61695-202-0 (1-61695-202-4)

Winner of the 2010 Oe Prize, Japan

The Thief is a seasoned pickpocket. Anonymous in his tailored suit, he weaves in and out of Tokyo crowds, stealing wallets from strangers so smoothly sometimes he doesn’t even remember the snatch. Most people are just a blur to him, nameless faces from whom he... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Thief

Written by Fuminori Nakamura


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Soho Crime
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-1-61695-021-7 (1-61695-021-8)

WINNER — 2009 OE PRIZE, Japan’s most important literary award

The Thief is a seasoned pickpocket. Anonymous in his tailored suit, he weaves in and out of Tokyo crowds, stealing wallets from strangers so smoothly sometimes he doesn’t even remember the snatch. Most people are just a blur to him, nameless faces... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Mr Sampath-The Printer of Malgudi, The Financial Expert, Waiting for the Mahatma

Written by R. K. Narayan


Format: Hardcover, 616 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 7, 2006
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4477-1 (1-4000-4477-4)

In the novels of R. K. Narayan (1906-2001), the forefather of modern Indian fiction, human-scale hopes and epiphanies express the promise of a nation as it awakens to its place in the world. The three novels brought together in this volume, all written after India’s independence, are masterpieces of social comedy... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts, The Dark Room, The English Teacher

Written by R. K. Narayan


Format: Hardcover, 648 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 7, 2006
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4476-4 (1-4000-4476-6)

R. K. Narayan (1906—2001) witnessed nearly a century of change in his native India and captured it in fiction of uncommon warmth and vibrancy. The four novels collected here, all written during British rule, bring colonial India into intimate focus through the narrative gifts of this master of literary realism.

Swami and... Read more >
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