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  • Audition

    By Ryu Murakami

    Our Price: $12.55
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393338416
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: June 2010
    In this emphatically over-the-top tale, Aoyana, a widower who has lived alone with his son since his wife died seven years ago, decides that it is time to remarry. Since he is a bit rusty when it comes to dating, a filmmaker friend proposes that he stage auditions for a movie he never intends to produce in order to cast the perfect woman as his bride. Only one of the applicants catches Aoyama's attention: Yamasaki Asani, a striking young ballerina with a mysterious past, and Aoyama discovers too late that she is a far cry from the innocent young woman he imagined her to be. 190p.
  • In the Miso Soup

    By Ryu Murakami

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143035695
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: March 2006
    It is just before New Year's. Frank, an overweight American tourist, has hired Kenji to take him on a guided tour of Tokyo's sleazy nightlife. But Frank's behavior is so strange that Kenji begins to entertain a horrible suspicion - that his new client is in fact the serial killer currently terrorizing the city. It is not until later, however, that Kenji learns exactly how much he has to fear and how irrevocably his encounter with this great white whale of an American will change his life. 217p.
  • Piercing

    By Ryu Murakami

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143038634
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: March 2007
    A new novel by the award-winning author of Almost Transparent Blue explores the theme of child abuse and its lasting influence on a person's life in the story of two people who come together only to find themselves hurting each other because of the haunting spectre of the abuse they both suffered as children. Original. 30,000 first printing.
  • Popular Hits of the Showa Era

    By Ryu Murakami

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393338423
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: January 2011
    In this riotous satire of urban life, generational conflict, and the battle of the sexes, Japanese writer Ryu Murakami introduces readers to six aimless young men wo find themselves at war with a group of divorced, fiercely independent women. These young men are lost. The highlights of their lives are eating beef jerky and spying on a neighbor undressing. The women - the 'Midori Society,' for they came together over their unusual name - lead insular lives, barely tolerating the interruption of a chld or ex-husband. Taken by an inexplicable urge, one of the young men spontaneously attacks and murders a Midori, which leads to a fiery, meticulously strategized war between the two groups. Best of all, having found a sense of purpose, they're having the time of their lives. Who could've imagined revenge to be so much fun! 192p.

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