thE tENt OF ORANGE miSt
This novel “begins abruptly with one of the
more heinous war crimes of this century, the
Rape of Nanking by Japanese troops in 1937...
A bold, shocking book, filled with cynical
brilliance and sensual power.”—The Boston
Overlook 7 pp. 0-87951-79 - 1 $13.95
f thE tEAhOUSE FiRE
The fates of two women—one American, one
Japanese—become entwined in late-nine-teenth-century Japan. “A sensuous, luminously
written adventure flavored with history and
steeped in culture.”—Susan Jane Gilman.
Riverhead 368 pp. 1-59448-930-0 $ 4.95
thE DRAGON’S ViLLAGE
“Here for the first time is the story of China’s
1949 Revolution, told by a young woman of
Shanghai who abandoned the comforts of
a middle-class life to join the movement to
organize the peasants in China’s remote interior.”—Harrison Salisbury.
Penguin 304 pp. 0-14-005811-7 $13.95
thE NARROW ROAD tO thE DEEp
NORth and Other travel Sketches
Translated by Nobuyuki Yuasa
Basho’s haiku are a series of superb pictures
in which whole landscapes and seasons are
evoked by detailed descriptions.
Penguin Classics 176 pp. 0-14-044185-9 $13.00
BEyOND thE Sky AND EARth
A Journey into Bhutan
“Zeppa’s book suggests what other contemporary travel books do not: that there are still
a few places left in the world so strange and
wondrous that a journey there has the power
to transform the traveler, even against her
will.”— The New York Times Book Review.
Riverhead 3 0pp. 1-573 -815-X $16.00
ON LOVE AND BARLEy: haiku of Basho
Translated and Introduced by Lucien Stryk
53 selections reveal Basho’s mastery of the
Penguin Classics 96 pp. 0-14-044459-9 $9.95
f thE hARSh CRy OF thE hERON
the Last tale of the Otori
“One of the most thrilling new series of our
time.”—The Times (London).
Riverhead 576 pp. 1-59448- 57-1 $15.00
f AmERiCAN ShOGUN
General macArthur, Emperor hirohito,
and the Drama of modern Japan
“A dual biography of the American general
and the Japanese Emperor, whose wartime
confrontation and eventual reconciliation
shaped the future history of U.S.-Japanese relations.”— The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Overlook 448 pp. 1-58567-68 - 9 $35.00
Overlook 496 pp. 1-58567-891-0 $16.95
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BRiLLANCE OF thE mOON
tales of the Otori, Book three
“A fantastic (in both senses of the word) tale
set in a mythical feudal Japan....An original
and exquisitely wrought adventure story.”—
The Observer. “An engaging alternate Japan,
filled with knowing details about the people
and the land.”— The New York Times.
Riverhead 368 pp. 1-59448-086-9 $14.00
GRASS FOR hiS piLLOW
tales of the Otori, Book two
Riverhead 368 pp. 1-59448-003-6 $14.00
A New york times Notable Book
ACROSS thE NiGhtiNGALE FLOOR
tales of the Otori, Book One
Riverhead 3 0 pp. 1-573 -33 - 8 $14.00
the Englishman Who Opened Japan
The story of William Adams, the first
Englishman to set foot in Japan. “Splendid...a
history of West meeting East and of how some
of the early seeds of what we call globalism
were planted more than four hundred years
ago.”—The Baltimore Sun.
Penguin 368 pp. 0-14- 00378-6 $15.00
f RAShOmON and Seventeen Other Stories
Introduction by Haruki Murakami
Newly Translated with Notes by Jay Rubin
Cover by Yoshihiro Tatsumi
This collection features a brilliant new translation of the Japanese master’s stories, from
the source of the movie Rashomon to his later,
more autobiographical writings.
Deluxe edition with French flaps. Penguin Classics 3 0 pp. 0-14-303984-9 $15.00
f pRiNCESS mASAkO
prisoner of the Chrysanthemum throne
The story of the brilliant Harvard- and Oxford-educated woman who, in 1993, sacrificed her
career as a diplomat to marry Crown Prince
Naruhito—and how her modern sensibilities
continue to clash with the ancient system of
the world’s oldest royal dynasty.
Tarcher 304 pp. 1-5854 -568-0 $ 5.95
thE SWORD AND thE miND
Translated with an Introduction
and Notes by Hiroaki Sato
An extraordinary synthesis of the ideas and
experiences of three master 16th- and 17th-
century swordsmen and thinkers: Hidetsuna,
Muneyoshi, and Munenori. 5 b/w illus.
Overlook 133 pp. 0-87951- 56-3 $15.95
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SNAkES AND EARRiNGS
Translated by David Karashima
“Elegantly raw and remarkable in its potent
simplicity.”—Book Forum. “Teenaged runaway
Liu encounters Japan’s youth underground—
snakes with earrings—and eventually faces a
life-or-death decision. A bestseller in Japan and
winner of the Akutagawa Prize.”—Library Journal.
Plume 1 8 pp. 0-45 - 8731-6 $10.00
Translated by Ralph McCarthy
From “a writer with talent to burn” (Gary
Indiana), a disturbing, spare tale exploring
themes of child abuse and what happens to the
voiceless among us.
Penguin 19 pp. 0-14-303863-X $13.00
f iN thE miSO SOUp
Translated by Ralph McCarthy
“A blistering portrait of contemporary Japan...
one of the most savage thrillers since The
Silence of the Lambs.”—Kirkus Reviews.
Penguin 4pp. 0-14-303569-X $14.00
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