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She Will Build Him a City

by Raj Kamal Jha Bloomsbury Publishing (February 26, 2015)

SHORTLISTED FOR THE DSC PRIZE FOR SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE

As night falls in Delhi a mother spins tales from her past for her sleeping daughter. Her now grown-up child is a puzzle with a million pieces whom she...


No Country: A Novel

by Kalyan Ray Simon & Schuster (June 17, 2014)

“A novel as easy to read as the latest bestseller, No Country is a rousing adventure made up out of the blood and guts and dreams of people on three continents and nearly 150 years of troubled history” (Alan...


Between the Assassinations

by Aravind Adiga Free Press (June 09, 2009)

Welcome to Kittur, India. It's on India's southwestern coast, bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west and the Kaliamma River to the south and east. It's blessed with rich soil and scenic beauty, and it's been...


The Republic of Wine: A Novel

by Mo Yan & Howard Goldblatt Arcade (January 23, 2012)

In this hypnotic epic novel, Mo Yan, the most critically acclaimed Chinese writer of this generation, takes us on a journey to a conjured province of contemporary China known as the Republic of Wine—a corrupt...


One Man's Bible

by Gao Xingjian HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

One Man's Bible is a fictionalized account of Gao Xingjian's life under the Chinese Communist regime. Daily life is riddled with paranoia and fear, and government propaganda turns citizens against one another....


My Days

by R. K. Narayan Ecco (July 30, 2013)

"I am inclined to call this the last chapter, but how can an autobiography have a final chapter? At best, it can only be a penultimate one; nor can it be given a rounded-off conclusion, as is possible in a work...


Oleander Girl: A Novel

by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Simon & Schuster (March 19, 2013)

Beloved bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni has been hailed by Abraham Verghese as a “gifted storyteller” and by People magazine as a “skilled cartographer of the heart.” Now, Divakaruni returns...


The Bathing Women: A Novel

by Tie Ning, Hongling Zhang & Jason Sommer Scribner (October 09, 2012)

From an award-winning and bestselling Chinese author, this stunningly original novel captures the spirit of a new generation of young professionals in contemporary China.

From award-winning and bestselling Chinese...


The Scent of God

by Saikat Majumdar S&S India (January 22, 2019)

In an elite all-boys’ boarding school run by a Hindu monastic order in late-twentieth century India, things aren’t what they look like on the surface…

Anirvan, a young student, is fascinated by the music...


City of Ash and Red

by Hye-young Pyun & Sora Kim-Russell Arcade (November 06, 2018)

NAMED AN NPR GREAT READ OF 2018

From the Shirley Jackson Award–winning author of The Hole, a Kafkaesque tale of crime and punishment hailed by Korea’s Wall Street Journal as “an airtight masterpiece.”...


Swerving to Solitude

by Keki N. Daruwalla S&S India (August 21, 2018)

A young Seema discovers a cache of letters and papers in a locker belonging to her deceased mother. Besides chronicling her far-roving life across Canada, USA, Mexico, and India, these offer a glimpse into her...


The Nine-Chambered Heart

by Janice Pariat The Borough Press (May 17, 2018)

‘Superb. She had me at page one’

Chris Cleave, author of Everyone Brave is Forgiven

‘It’s the artful pleating of this subtle, psychologically astute novel that sets it apart’ DAILY MAIL

The kaleidoscopic...


Ponti

by Sharlene Teo Simon & Schuster (September 04, 2018)

An award-winning fiction debut about the value of friendships in present-day Singapore—a surprising and powerful portrait of Asia that shows the unique blend of modern and traditional cultures coming together—for...


Mulberry and Peach: Two Women of China

by Hualing Nieh & Sau-ling Wong The Feminist Press at CUNY (January 01, 1997)

A brilliantly crafted picaresque novel—sensual, harrowing, comic—of an Asian-American woman's exile.


Clouds

by Chandrahas Choudhury S&S India (January 10, 2018)

Farhad Billimoria is so looking forward to being a departed soul! On the cusp of his forty-second birthday and his relocation to San Francisco, this suave Bombay psychotherapist makes a farewell parade around...


Manazuru

by Hiromi Kawakami & Michael Emmerich Counterpoint (November 01, 2017)

  • Kawakami is an author known and reviewed around the world
  • Manazuru received great praise when Counterpoint released it in 2010; the book already has reviews by Booklist, the Paris Review Daily, the Independent...

  • Strange Weather in Tokyo

    by Hiromi Kawakami & Allison Markin Powell Counterpoint (November 01, 2017)

  • This is a reissue of a poetic, compact novel by celebrated Japanese author, Hiromi Kawakami (the original 2012 Counterpoint edition was titled The Briefcase (9781582435992); Strange Weather in Tokyo is the title...

  • The Taliban Cricket Club

    by Timeri N. Murari Ecco (May 15, 2012)

    “A moving, splendidly realized story of courage and grit in modern-day Kabul.”

    —Vikas Swarup, author of Slumdog Millionaire

    A harrowing yet tender novel—Bend It Like Beckham in a burka—The Taliban Cricket...


    A Greater Music

    by Suah Bae & Deborah Smith Open Letter (September 19, 2016)

    Near the beginning of A Greater Music, the narrator, a young Korean writer, falls into an icy river in the Berlin suburbs, where she’s been housesitting for her on-off boyfriend Joachim. This sets into motion...


    Frontier

    by Can Xue, Chen Zeping, Karen Gernant & Porochista Khakpour Open Letter (February 20, 2017)

    Though the story of Liujin, a young woman seeking a new kind of human freedom, Frontier attempts to unify the grand opposites of life--barbarism and civilization, the spiritual and the material, the mundane...


    Soul Mountain

    by Gao Xingjian HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

    In 1983, Chinese playwright, critic, fiction writer, and painter Gao Xingjian was diagnosed with lung cancer and faced imminent death.But six weeks later, a second examination revealed there was no cancer—he...


    Recitation

    by Suah Bae & Deborah Smith Deep Vellum Publishing (January 02, 2017)

    A mysterious actress turned wanderer shares her story with a nameless emigrant "chorus" in this novel exploring memory and personhood


    Moshi-Moshi: A Novel

    by Banana Yoshimoto & Asa Yoneda Counterpoint (December 01, 2016)

    In Moshi-Moshi, Yoshie’s much-loved musician father has died in a suicide pact with an unknown woman. It is only when Yoshie and her mother move to Shimo-kitazawa, a traditional Tokyo neighborhood of narrow...


    Vaseline Buddha

    by Jung Young Moon & Jung Yewon Deep Vellum Publishing (June 13, 2016)

    A tour-de-force in automatic writing from South Korea's eccentric, award-winning contemporary master delves into subconscious worlds blending reality and imagination.


    The White Tiger: A Novel

    Man Booker Prize 2008

    by Aravind Adiga Free Press (April 22, 2008)

    A stunning literary debut critics have likened to Richard Wright’s Native Son, The White Tiger follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern India’s caste society....


    Selection Day: A Novel

    by Aravind Adiga Scribner (January 03, 2017)

    NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES

    AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR * A NEW YORK TIMES and WASHINGTON POST NOTABLE BOOK

    From the bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of The White Tiger, a “ferociously brilliant”...


    The Private Life of Mrs Sharma

    by Ratika Kapur Bloomsbury Publishing (December 03, 2015)

    Renuka Sharma is a dutiful wife, mother, and daughter-in-law holding the fort in a modest rental in Delhi while her husband tries to rack up savings in Dubai. Working as a receptionist and committed to finding...


    The Bones of Grace

    by Tahmima Anam Harper (June 28, 2016)

    From the award-winning, nationally bestselling author of A Golden Age and The Good Muslim comes a lyrical, deeply moving modern love story about belonging, migration, tragedy, survival, and the mysteries of...


    Lord of the land

    by Wimon Sainimnuan Thaifiction Publishing (October 21, 2003)

    Against a background of frenzied land speculation

    where all sorts of dirty tricks are par for the course,

    who of Abbot Nian and Kharm the Medium

    will emerge as the Lord of the Land?

    The increasingly

    heated competition...


    Khoak Phranang

    by Wimon Sainimnuan Thaifiction Publishing (October 20, 2003)

    What happens to common country folk

    when they are caught in the jaws

    of wayward religion and superstition?

    This is what happens, at Khoak Phranang,

    the epicentre of rural Thailand in the 1990s.

    A short, droll...


    The Medium

    by Wimon Sainimnuan Thaifiction Publishing (October 19, 2003)

    One way out of crippling poverty

    is by putting yourself at the service

    of the spirits of the land

    – folk credulity will do the rest.

    Thus is born the Medium,

    pitting himself against unethical Buddhist monks

    who...


    Wanlaya's love

    by SEINEE SAOWAPHONG Thaifiction Publishing (October 09, 1999)

    Paris after the Second World War:

    the Left Bank, Montmartre and Picasso's dove.

    Wanlaya is a Thai music student

    with challenging ideas and challenged friends,

    all engaged in their own ways

    in a search for the...


    The field of the great

    by MALAI CHOOPHINIT Thaifiction Publishing (October 07, 1999)

    This vivid chronicle of an upcountry district in the heart of Siam

    is told through the rise of Ruen, an aspiring timber trader

    who leads a small community of farmers in its fight against nature

    and against...


    Snakes

    by Wimon Sainimnuan Thaifiction Publishing (October 08, 1999)

    Monks, murder, money, miracles and mystifications.

    Snakes galore and sleazy slitherings

    intertwined with scandal, suicide and rape

    in the central Thai village of Khoak Phranang

    – the first of a celebrated...


    Of time and tide

    by ATSIRI THAMMACHOAT Thaifiction Publishing (October 06, 1999)

    Little people, simple lives, modest dreams,

    traditional beliefs, petty fights, tragic accidents,

    and the dictates of the authorities:

    how fishermen alienate themselves from nature

    and lose their moorings is...


    Cobra

    by WANIT JARUNKIT-ANAN Thaifiction Publishing (October 18, 2009)

    A man, a woman (or two) and ... a snake.

    The national bestseller of 1987.


    Venom

    by Saneh Sangsuk Thaifiction Publishing (October 18, 2000)

    A crippled boy plays with his puppets and dreams of glory

    until the female cobra he disturbs by his show rushes at him.

    The life-and-death struggle that follows has but a predictable end

    – or has it?

    This...


    Time in a bottle

    by PRAPHATSORN SEIWIKUN Thaifiction Publishing (October 10, 1999)

    This national bestseller, emblematic of the 1970s student generation,

    explores the generation gap between parents and children

    in a Bangkok middle-class family,

    the pains of growing up

    and tug-of-war between...


    Mad dogs & Co

    by Chart Korbjitti Thaifiction Publishing (October 12, 2001)

    Thai hippiedom in its 1980s heyday.

    First serialised in a women's magazine,

    yet another masterpiece by the author of

    1982 SEA Write Award winning The Judgment

    and 1994 SEA Write Award winning Time.


    The judgment

    by Chart Korbjitti Thaifiction Publishing (October 04, 1999)

    This epoch-making novel, set in the rural central Thailand of the 1980s,

    is a scathing satire and chilling endictment of modern society,

    which makes heroes of 'fuckin' cheats'

    and condemns upright citizens...


    Land Where I Flee

    by Prajwal Parajuly Quercus (June 02, 2015)

    Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, Prajwal Parajuly has established himself as a distinctive voice in literature about the South Asian diaspora. Now in his debut novel, Land Where I Flee about returning...


    The Good Muslim: A Novel

    by Tahmima Anam Harper (August 02, 2011)

    “Delicate, heart-wrenching and poetic, this is a novel ofgreat poise and power.” —Tash Aw, author of The Harmony Silk Factory

    Set in Bangladesh at a time when Islamic fundamentalism ison the rise, The...


    Red Earth and Pouring Rain: A Novel

    Commonwealth Best First Book Prize 1996

    by Vikram Chandra Back Bay Books (November 29, 2009)

    Combining Indian myths, epic history, and the story of three college kids in search of America, a narrative includes the monkey's story of an Indian poet and warrior and an American road novel of college students...