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SILENCE

By: Endo, Shusaku

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Taplinger Publishing Company: 1980

Seller ID: RWARE0000044388

ISBN: 0800871863

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. "Silence I regard as a masterpiece, a lucid and elegant drama." Irving Howe. -- The New York Times Review Of Books. View more info

BELKA, WHY DON'T YOU BARK

By: Furukawa, Hideo

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Haikasoru: 2012

Seller ID: RWARE0000044416

ISBN: 1421549379

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


Belka, Why Don't You Bark? begins in 1943, when Japanese troops retreat fro m the Aleutian island of Kiska, leaving four military dogs behind. One of t hem dies in isolation, and the others are taken under the protection of U.S . troops. Meanwhile, in the USSR, a KGB military dog handler kidnaps the da ughter of a Japanese yakuza. Named after the Russian astronaut dog Strelka, the girl develops a psychic connection with canines. A multi-generational epic as seen through the eyes of man's best friend, the dogs who are used a s mere tools for the benefit of humankind gradually discover their tru... View more info

THE BURIED GIANT

By: Ishiguro, Kazuo

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Faber & Faber: 2015

Seller ID: RWARE0000045169

ISBN: 0571315062

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. View more info

WHEN WE WERE ORPHANS

By: Ishiguro, Kazuo

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000045367

ISBN: 0571205623

Condition: Good


British writer Kazuo Ishiguro won the 1989 Booker Prize for The Remains of the Day, which sold over a million copies in English alone and was the basi s of a film starring Anthony Hopkins. Now When We Were Orphans, his extraor dinary fifth novel, has been called "his fullest achievement yet" (The New York Times Book Review) and placed him again on the Booker shortlist. A com plex, intelligent, subtle and restrained psychological novel built along th e lines of a detective story, it confirms Ishiguro as one of the most impor tant writers in English today. London's Sunday Times said: ... View more info

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THE UNCONSOLED

By: Ishiguro, Kazuo

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000046039

ISBN: 0679735879

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. From the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature and author of the Booker P rize-winning novel The Remains of the Day, here is a novel that is at once a gripping psychological mystery, a wicked satire of the cult of art, and a poignant character study of a man whose public life has accelerated beyond his control. The setting is a nameless Central European city where Ryder, a renowned pianist, has come to give the most important performance of his lif... View more info

AFTER THE QUAKE

By: Murakami, Haruki

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000044202

ISBN: 0099448564

Condition: Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The economy was booming. People had more money than they knew what to do with. And then the earthquake struck. For the characters in After the Quake, the Kobe earthquake is an echo from a past they buried long ago. Satsuki has spent thirty years hating one man: a lover who destroyed her chances of having children. Did her desire for revenge cause the earthquake? Junpei's estranged parents live in Kobe. Should he contact them? Miyake left his family in... View more info

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THE WIND-UP BIRD CHRONICLE: A NOVEL

By: Murakami, Haruki

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000045577

ISBN: 0679775439

Condition: Good


The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle is a tour de force--and one of Haruki Murakami's most acclaimed and beloved novels. In a Tokyo suburb, a young man named Toru Okada searches for his wife's missing cat--and then for his wife as well--in a netherworld beneath the city's placid surface. As these searches intersect, he encounters a bizarre group of allies and antagonists. Gripping, prophetic, and suffused with comedy and menace, this is an astonishingly imaginative detective story, an account of a disintegrating marriage, and an excavation of the buried secrets from Japan's forgotten campaign in Manchu... View more info

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KAFKA ON THE SHORE

By: Murakami, Haruki

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2006

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000045754

ISBN: 1400079276

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Kafka on the Shore displays one of the world's great storytellers at the pe ak of his powers. Here we meet a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who is on the run, and Nakata, an aging simpleton who is drawn to Kafka for reasons that he cannot fathom. As their paths converge, acclaimed author Haruki Murakami enfolds readers in a world where cats talk, fish fall from the sky, and spirits slip out of their bodies to make love or commit murder, in what is a trul... View more info

WHAT I TALK ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT RUNNING

By: Murakami, Hauiki

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Vintage International: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000044301

ISBN: 0307473392

Condition: Good


In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami be gan running to keep fit. A year later, he'd completed a solo course from At hens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mention triat hlons and a dozen critically acclaimed books, he reflects upon the influenc e the sport has had on his life and-even more important-on his writing. Equal parts training log, travelogue, and reminiscence, this revealing memo ir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon an d takes us to places ranging from Tokyo's Jingu Gaien gardens, where he... View more info

THE TALE OF GENJI

By: Shikibu, Murasaki

Price: ¥1,900.00

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000034846

ISBN: 4805308729

Condition: Very Good


Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and even Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel-and after more than a millennium, th is seminal work continues to enchant readers throughout the world. Lady Mur asaki Shikibu and her tale's hero, Prince Genji, have had an unmatched infl uence on Japanese culture. Prince Genji manifests what was to become an ima ge of the ideal Heian era courtier; gentle and passionate. Genji is also a master poet, dancer, musician and painter. The Tale of Genji follows Prince Genji through his many loves, and varied passions. This book has influ... View more info

BATTLE ROYALE

By: Takami, Koushun

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000045463

ISBN: 156931778X

Condition: Very Good


Koushun Takami's notorious high-octane thriller is based on an irresistible premise: a class of junior high school students is taken to a deserted isl and where, as part of a ruthless authoritarian program, they are provided a rms and forced to kill one another until only one survivor is left standing . Criticized as violent exploitation when first published in Japan - where it then proceeded to become a runaway bestseller - Battle Royale is a Lord of the Flies for the 21st century, a potent allegory of what it means to be young and (barely) alive in a dog-eat-dog world. Made into a controvers... View more info

ROTARY SUSHI: MANY KINDS OF STORIES

By: Wright, Hillel

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Printed Matter Press, Tokyo: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000030206

ISBN: 4900178225

Condition: Very Good


Hillel Wright is a product of the 60s and 70s. American, Canadian, hippie, wastrel, womanizer, fisherman, poet, teacher and masterful story teller. Th is book takes stories from all eras and most recently from his Japan period and adds one translation by Mihoro Kizuki. View more info

A LITTLE LIFE: A NOVEL

By: Yanagihara, Hanya

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Anchor: 2015

Seller ID: RWARE0000044633

ISBN: 0385539266

Condition: Very Good


ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Wall Street Journal • NPR • Vanity Fair • Vogue • Minneapolis Star Tribune • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Guardian • O, The Oprah Magazine • Slate • Newsday • Buzzfeed • The Eco nomist • Newsweek • People • Kansas City Star • Shelf Awareness • Time Out New York • Huffington Post • Book Riot • Refinery29 • Bookpage • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALI... View more info

VILLAIN

By: Yoshida, Shuichi

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 2011

Seller ID: RWARE0000043633

ISBN: 0099526654

Condition: Good


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