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KIDNAP

By: Wright, L. R.

Price: ¥300.00

Publisher: Seal Books: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000018628

ISBN: 0770427960

Condition: Very Good


In the tradition of P.D. James and Ruth Rendell, to whom L.R. Wright is oft en compared, the suspense in Kidnap stems not from whodunnit but why. A you ng girl is taken from her aunt's care while her father is in Hawaii trying to recover from his wife's sudden death. A middle-aged woman, spurred on by an unscrupulous accomplice, tries to assuage her feelings of loneliness an d despair with a dramatic act of revenge. Edwina "Eddie" Henderson, battlin g to assert her authority over the Sechelt's RCMP detachment following the retirement of beloved Staff Sergeant Karl Alberg, urgently trie... View more info

THE OUTSIDER

By: Wright, Richard

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Perennial: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000014073

ISBN: 0060812486

Condition: Very Good


The Outsider is Richard Wright's compelling story of a black man's attempt to escape his past. View more info

THEY BOTH WERE NAKED

By: Wylie, Philip

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1965

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000009007

Condition: VG/G+


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ALEX

By: Wynne, Frank (Translator)

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: MacLehose Press: 2013

Seller ID: RWARE0000045258

ISBN: 1782067485

Condition: Very Good


Winner of the CWA International Dagger Award 2013. In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are crucial. After that, the chanc es of being found alive go from slim to nearly none. Alex Prévost - beautif ul, resourceful, tough - may be no ordinary victim, but her time is running out. Commandant Camille Verhoven and his detectives have nothing to go on: no su spect, no lead, rapidly diminishing hope. All they know is that a girl was snatched off the streets of Paris and bundled into a white van. The enigma that is the fate of Alex will keep Verhoven guessing until the bitter, bitter end. And... View more info

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RED MANDARIN DRESS: AN INSPECTOR CHEN NOVEL

By: Xiaolong, Qiu

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Minotaur Books: 2007

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000020752

ISBN: 0312371071

Condition: Fine/Fine


A crisp clean first edition (as stated)no markings throughout, not an ex-li b: Bringing 1990s Communist China alive, Qiu's masterful fifth Inspector Chen mystery (after 2006's A Case of Two Cities) finds Shanghai terrorized by its first-ever serial killer. The murderer dresses his victims' corpses in fancy red mandarin dresses before leaving them in public places. Insp. Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Department has taken a step back from his professional life to pursue an advanced literature course instead of investigating a politically sensitive corruption case, but now he must return to act... View more info

SOUL MOUNTAIN

By: Xingjian, Gao

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS: 2000

Seller ID: RWARE0000007260

ISBN: 0066211344

Condition: Near Fine


A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: In awarding the 2000 Nobel Prize in Literature to Gao Xingjian, the Swedish Academy described Soul Mountain as "an odyssey in time and space through the Chinese countryside." The New York Times celebrated the novel "not only for its magical tales, folkloric roots and eroticism but also for its patchwork of narrative styles, from poems and monologues to ballads and conversations." Inspired by Gao's true-life epic journey to freedom through the ancient forests of China -- a five-month trek over 15,000 kilometers -- Soul Mountain ch... View more info

FIVE SPICE STREET

By: Xue, Can

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 2009

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000044358

ISBN: 0300122276

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. Five Spice Street tells the story of a street in an unnamed city whose inha bitants speculate on the life of a mysterious Madam X. The novel interweave s their endless suppositions into a work that is at once political parable and surreal fantasia. Some think X is 50 years old; others that she is 22. Some believe she has occult powers and has thereby enslaved the young men o f the street; others think she is a clever trickster playing mind games wit h the common people. Who is Madam ... View more info

CROCODILE FURY

By: Yahp, Beth

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 1993

Seller ID: RWARE0000045378

ISBN: 020717055X

Condition: Good


First-novelist Yahp skillfully spins a yarn about her native Malaysia. The tale recounts the lives of three generations of women in a family--the narr ator, a cloistered convent school girl; the girl's unlucky mother, who does laundry for the convent; and the girl's grandmother, a servant to the rich man who had lived in the mansion that later became the convent. The grandm other stars in this tale, and shares her expertise on the topic of "ghostch asing," with her granddaughter: "Never fit your body into the natural curve s and hollows of the earth or rocks or trees for these are ... View more info

UNDER OATH

By: Yastrow, Shelby

Price: ¥250.00

Publisher: Diamond Books: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000000575

ISBN: 0786500050

Condition: Good


Tracey Walton sues her doctor for failing to predict prior to delivery that her baby would be born with Down's Syndrome. Steve Sinclair insists that h e did everything correctly. The trial that pits opposing lawyers and the in surance company makes compelling reading, and the verdict is a shocker-but it's after the settlement that new, unanswered questions surface. The renew ed, but secret investigation leads to a fast-paced, intriguing, and excitin g conclusion. View more info

REVOLUTIONARY ROAD

By: Yates, Richard

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing G.: 2002

Seller ID: RWARE0000047777

ISBN: 0375708448

Condition: Good


Hailed as a masterpiece of realistic fiction and as the most evocative port rayal of the opulent desolation of the American suburbs since it's publicat ion in 1961, Revolutionary Road is the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, beautiful, and talented couple who have lived on the assumption tha t greatness is only just around the corner. With heartbreaking compassion a nd remorseless clarity, Richard Yates shows how Frank and April mortgage th eir spiritual birthright, betraying not only each other, but their best sel ves. In his introduction to this edition, novelist Richard Ford pays... View more info

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THE LOVER

By: Yehoshua, A. B.

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: Mariner Books: 1993

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: RWARE0000021101

ISBN: 0156539128

Condition: Near Fine


A crisp clean softcover,(signed by author) no markings throughout: About the Author A. B. YEHOSHUA is one of Israel's preeminent writers. His novels include Journey to the End of the Millenium, The Liberated Bride, and A Woman in Jerusalem, which was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in 2007. He lives in Haifa. View more info

JOURNEY TO THE END OF THE MILLENNIUM

By: Yehoshua, Abraham B.

Price: ¥2,900.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1999

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000007981

ISBN: 0385488823

Condition: Fine/Fine


A tight clean first edition/printing, protected in a new brodart wrapper, n ot price clipped/ex library or a book of the month edition. A Journey to the End of the Millennium. The year is 999 and the protagonis t is Ben Attar, a North African Jewish merchant who has, for many years, be en in profitable partnership with his nephew Abulafia and a Muslim trader n amed Abu Lutfi. But when Abulafia marries a German Jew who disapproves of h is uncle's two wives, the partnership is suddenly dissolved and Ben Attar f inds himself out of business. Abulafia's repudiation of his uncle sets the stage for... View more info

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A HAPPY MARRIAGE: A NOVEL

By: Yglesias, Rafael

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Scribner: 2009

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000020392

ISBN: 1439102309

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A crisp clean first edition (as stated), no markings throughout: Yglesias (Fearless) delivers his first novel in 13 years, an autobiographical and devastatingly raw appraisal of a nearly 30-year marriage. As the novel opens in 1975, 21-year-old Enrique Sabas, a high school-dropout literary wunderkind, has just met Margaret Cohen, a vivacious, beautiful budding graphic designer who will become the love of his life. Enrique and Margaret's romantic and sexual misadventures during the first awkward weeks of their courtship are interspersed with scenes from the couple's three decades together befor... View more info

ONLY CHILDREN

By: Yglesias, Rafael

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: Trafalgar Square: 1989

Seller ID: RWARE0000012648

ISBN: 0747503303

Condition: Very Good


"The joys of Motherhood. Are they all one great lie?" In carefully orchestr ated, parallel stories of two New York couples and their sons from birth th rough age five, Yglesias explores this and other contemporary parenting iss ues. The story moves carefully between the Golds and the Hummels in a sort of literary counterpoint that becomes more staccato in the second half of t he book. Educated professionals with good incomes, both sets of parents hav e excellent intentions but are crippled by emotional "baggage": they are ad ult children ("only children") themselves. Th... View more info

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THE SNOWY ROAD (MODERN KOREAN SHORT STORIES)

By: Yi, Chong-Jun

Price: ¥2,000.00

Publisher: Hollym International Corpora: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000013656

ISBN: 1565912039

Condition: Fine/Fine


A tight clean copy.In Korean and English. A poignant, radiant tale of a mother's ceaseless devotion to her son, The S nowy Road is the story of a family that loses everything due to one son's a buse of alcohol. This tragedy does not shake the mother's resolve to contin ue to work hard for her one remaining son, making his happiness her sole go al in life. The son behaves contemptuously, though, oblivious to his mother 's sacrifice, until the day he learns of her long walk home along a snowy m ountain road years before when he left home. Part of the Modern Korean Short Stories Series. View more info

SWEET DARUMA: A JAPAN SATIRE

By: Young, Janice Valerie

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: iUniverse, Inc: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000012099

ISBN: 0595334679

Condition: Very Good+


Magda is thrilled to leave her globalization-protesting boyfriend in Toront o and head to Tokyo to teach English conversation...or so she thinks. Upon her arrival she is whisked off to save the life of a suicidal salaryman wit h the help of a strategic idiom. Magda has unwittingly joined the Anne of G rey Tokyo Emergency English Response Team, and she better brush up her voca bulary in a hurry, because the English emergencies keep coming. Suddenly ca ught up in the politics of English and pop culture in Japan, Magda soon rea lizes to expect the unexpected. She's now the student--and Japan defi... View more info

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THIRTEENTH HOUSE

By: Zameenzad, Adam

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Random House UK: 1987

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000019127

ISBN: 0947795561

Condition: Fine/Fine


A crisp clean first edition, no markings throughout: If Jonathan Swift were alive today and had the bad luck to live in one of t he most poverty-plagued and politically turbulent countries--Pakistan--he m ight have written this mordantly surrealistic novel. Sahid, a trod-upon vic tim of his wife, his employers, the government and society in general, beli eves he has found the fulfillment of his life's dream when he rents a house at what he thinks is a bargain price. But there's an evil power about the place, or so everybody says; and everybody seems to be right. Zahid's close friend is assassi... View more info

PANAMA

By: Zencey, Eric

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Sceptre/Hodder & Stoughton: 1995

Seller ID: RWARE0000036905

ISBN: 0340657227

Condition: Good


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PANAMA

By: Zencey, Eric

Price: ¥400.00

Publisher: Trafalgar Square: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000014929

ISBN: 0340657219

Condition: Very Good


In 1892, Henry Adams, distinguished historian and descendant of two preside nts, is in Paris, where he finds himself embroiled in several mysteries: a charming woman attracts him on the beach, then disappears and is, or isn't, killed. Jacques de Reinach, a major figure in the failed French effort to build a Panama canal, dies by suicide or murder. An American senator's wife seems to be trying to change her longstanding relationship with Adams from friendship to something else. A trusted friend is hiding knowledge of a de ad woman. Adams is drawn into an intrigue of scandal, bribery, murder, co... View more info

THE HOLE WE'RE IN

By: Zevin, Gabrielle

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Grove Press, Black Cat: 2010

Seller ID: RWARE0000040556

ISBN: 0802119239

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. With The Hole We're In-a bold, timeless, yet all too timely novel about a troubled American family navigating an even more troubled America-award-winning author and screenwriter, Gabrielle Zevin, delivers a work that places her in the ranks of our shrewdest social observers and top literary talents. Meet the Pomeroys: a church-going family living in a too-red house in a Texas college town. Roger, the patriarch, has impulsively gone back to school, onl... View more info