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Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982

Cho Nam-Joo, Jamie Chang

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 is the South Korean sensation that has got the whole world talking. The life story of one young woman born at the end of the twentieth century raises questions about endemic misogyny and institutional...

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Untold Night and Day

Untold Night and Day

Bae Suah, Deborah Smith

A seductive, disorienting story about multiple identities - unfolding over a day and a night in the sweltering heat of Seoul's summer - for readers of Han Kang's The Vegetarian and Samanta Schweblin's Fever Dream

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Bright

Bright

Duanwad Pimwana, Mui Poopoksakul

Explores the quality of human resilience through the adventures of Kampol Changsamran, a young boy left behind by his parents after their break-up --

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Celestial Bodies

Celestial Bodies

Jokha Alharthi, Marilyn Booth

Celestial Bodies is a coiled spring of a novel, telling of Oman's coming-of-age through the prism of one family's losses and loves.

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Convenience Store Woman

Sayaka Murata, Ginny Tapley Takemori

The English-language debut of an exciting young voice in international fiction, selling 660,000 copies in Japan alone, Convenience Store Woman is a bewitching portrayal of contemporary Japan through the eyes of a single woman who...

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Dry Milk

Dry Milk

Huo Yan, Duncan M. Campbell

Dry Milk is a work of fiction that gives a perspective on Antipodean culture unlike any other, told from the point of view of an immigrant alienated from his new home, both its New Zealand and Chinese communities.

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Territory of Light

Territory of Light

Yuko Tsushima, Geraldine Harcourt

Territory of Light is the radiant story of a young woman, living alone in Tokyo with her two-year-old daughter. Its twelve chapters follow the first year of the narrator's separation from her husband. The novel is full of light,...

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Aetherial Worlds

Aetherial Worlds

Tatyana Tolstaya, Anya Migdal

From one of contemporary Russia's finest writers, a spellbinding collection of eighteen stories, her first to be translated into English in more than twenty years.     

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Picnic in the Storm

Picnic in the Storm

Yukiko Motoya, Asa Yoneda

These eleven surreal tales mark the English-language debut of one of Japan's most fearlessly inventive young writers

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The Braid

The Braid

Laetitia Colombani, Louise Rogers Lalaurie

The huge international bestseller: three women forced by circumstances to rebel against their fate - a story spanning three different continents.

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Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Svetlana Alexievich, Bela Shayevich

In this magnificent requiem to a civilization in ruins, the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature laureate reinvents a singular, polyphonic literary form, bringing together the voices of dozens of witnesses to the collapse of the USSR in...

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The Memory Police

The Memory Police

Yoko Ogawa, Stephen Snyder

The Memory Police is a beautiful, haunting and provocative fable about the power of memory and the trauma of loss, from one of Japan's greatest writers.

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The Unwomanly Face of War

The Unwomanly Face of War

Svetlana Alexievich, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky

'Why, having stood up for and held their own place in a once absolutely male world, have women not stood up for their history? A whole world is hidden from us. Their war remains unknown . . . I want to write the history of that...

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Last Witnesses: Unchildlike Stories

Last Witnesses: Unchildlike Stories

Svetlana Alexievich, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky

What did it mean to grow up in the Soviet Union during the Second World War? In the late 1970s, Svetlana Alexievich started interviewing people who had experienced war as children, the generation that survived and had to live with...

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Sex and Lies

Sex and Lies

Leila Slimani, Sophie Lewis

From the prize winning and bestselling author of Lullaby and Adele: a fascinating and witty collection of essays on the lives of women grappling with sexual politics in a deeply conservative culture

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Adele

Adele

Leila Slimani, Sam Taylor

Written in prose of elegant - but never bloodless - neutrality, Leila Slimani's second novel published in English explores not so much promiscuity as the modern-day pressures that drive Adele into this perilous loss of self. ...

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Lullaby

Lullaby

Leila Slimani, Sam Taylor

The baby is dead. It took only a few seconds.   

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Hour of the Star

Hour of the Star

Clarice Lispector, Benjamin Moser

Living in the slums of Rio and eking out a living as a typist, Macabéa loves movies, Coca-Cola and her philandering rat of a boyfriend; she would like to be like Marilyn Monroe, but she is ugly, underfed, sickly and...

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The Chandelier

The Chandelier

Clarice Lispector, Benjamin Moser, Magdalena Edwards

Available in English for the first time, The Chandelieris one of Lispector's most radical books and a key part of what made her a Brazilian legend.

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Complete Stories

Complete Stories

Clarice Lispector, Katrina Dodson

Features stories ranging from teenagers coming into awareness of their sexual and artistic powers to humdrum housewives whose lives are shattered by unexpected epiphanies to old people who don't know what to do with themselves.

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 Read reviewStrange Weather in Tokyo

Strange Weather in Tokyo

Hiromi Kawakami, Allison Markin Powell

An award-winning novel from one of Japan's most exciting literary voices: a short, simple and touching story of an unlikely love that blossoms across generations, and between seasons

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The Nakano Thrift Shop

The Nakano Thrift Shop

Hiromi Kawakami, Allison Markin Powell

A beguiling story of love found amid odds and ends, The Nakano Thrift Shop is a heart-warming and utterly charming novel from one of Japan's most celebrated contemporary novelists. 

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Katalin Street

Katalin Street

Magda Szabo, Len Rix

From the author of The Door, selected as one of the New York Times "10 Best Books of 2015," this is a heartwrenching tale about a group of friends and lovers torn apart by the German occupation of Budapest during World...

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Abigail

Abigail

Magda Szabo, Len Rix

A cult coming-of-age novel by the multi-award winning author of THE DOOR and KATALIN STREET.

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Let's Hope for the Best

Let’s Hope for the Best

Carolina Setterwall, Elizabeth Clark Wessell

The international bestseller. A Scandinavian One Day, Let's Hope for the Best is a beautifully written, intimate and emotionally brave debut novel about a young mother facing the sudden death of her partner.

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The Vegetarian: A Novel

The Vegetarian: A Novel

Han Kang, Deborah Smith

A trangressive, unsettling novel in three acts, about rebellion and taboo, violence and eroticism, and the twisting metamorphosis of a soul

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Tokyo Ueno Station

Tokyo Ueno Station

Yu Miri, Morgan Giles

Akutagawa-award-winning author Yu Miri uses her outsider's perspective as a Zainichi (Korean-Japanese) writer to craft a novel of utmost importance to this moment, a powerful rebuke to the Imperial system and a sensitive, deeply...

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Flights

Flights

Olga Tokarczuk, Jennifer Croft

A literary and imaginative book that explores subjects such as anatomy and psychology through narratives and reflections on travel and the body, and life and death.

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Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

Olga Tokarczuk, Antonia Lloyd-Jones

A subversive, entertaining noir novel from the winner of the 2018 Man Booker Prize.

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Fever Dream

Fever Dream

Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell

A deeply unsettling and disorientating debut novel about obsession, identity and motherhood. Shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2017

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Mouthful of Birds

Mouthful of Birds

Samanta Schweblin, Megan McDowell

A spellbinding collection of short stories from the Argentinian sensation Samanta Schweblin

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The Pine Islands

The Pine Islands

Marion Poschmann, Jen Calleja

The Pine Islands is a serene, playful, profoundly moving story of the transformations we seek and the ones we find along the way.

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The Years

The Years

Annie Ernaux, Alison L. Strayer

Considered by many to be the iconic French memoirist's defining work, The Years is a narrative of the period 1941 to 2006 told through the lens of memory, impressions past and present, cultural habits, language, photos, books,...

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The Emissary

The Emissary

Yoko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani

Yoko Tawada's new novel is a breathtakingly light-hearted meditation on mortality and fully displays what Rivka Galchen has called her brilliant, shimmering, magnificent strangeness

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Apple and Knife

Intan Paramaditha, Stephen J Epstein

Inspired by horror fiction, myths and fairy tales, Apple and Knife is an unsettling ride that swerves into the supernatural to explore the dangers and power of occupying a female body in today's world.

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My Brilliant Friend

Elena Ferrante, Ann Goldstein

My Brilliant Friend is a ravishing, wonderfully written novel about a friendship that lasts a lifetime.  The story of Elena and Lila begins in a poor but vibrant neighbourhood on the outskirts of Naples. The two...

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