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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.
  • Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama

    By Yayoi Kusama

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780226464985
    • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
    • Published: January 2012
    In 1957, encouraged by Georgia O'Keeffe, artist Yayoi Kusama left Japan for New York City to become a star. By the time she returned to her home country in 1973, she had established herself as a leader of New York's avant-garde movement, known for creating happenings and public orgies to protest the Vietnam War and for the polka dots that had become a trademark of her work. Her sculptures, videos, paintings, and installations are to this day included in major international exhibitions.Available for the first time in English, Infinity Net paints a multilayered portrait of this fascinating artist. Taking us from her oppressive childhood in postwar Japan to her present life in the psychiatric hospital where she voluntarily stays—and is still productive—Kusama's autobiography offers insight into the persona of mental illness that has informed her work. While she vibrantly describes the hallucinatory episodes she experiences, her tale is punctuated by stories of her pluck and drive in making her artistic voice heard. Conveying the breadth and ambition of her own work, Kusama also offers a dazzling snapshot of 1960s and 1970s New York City and her encounters with its artists—she collaborates with Andy Warhol, shares an apartment with Donald Judd, and becomes romantically entangled with Joseph Cornell. Replete with the sense of the sheer necessity within an artist to create, Infinity Net is an energetic and juicy page-turner that offers a glimpse into Kusama's exhilarating world.
  • Piercing

    By Ryu Murakami

    Our Price: $6.50
    • 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.

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