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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...


The Accidental Apprentice

by Vikas Swarup St. Martin's Press (July 08, 2014)

In life you never get what you deserve. You get what you negotiate.

A business empire worth ten billion dollars. This is the tantalizing offer made by Vinay Mohan Acharya, one of India's richest men, to Sapna...


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...


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 Rainbow Troops

by Andrea Hirata & Angie Kilbane Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 05, 2013)

Published in Indonesia in 2005, The Rainbow Troops, Andrea Hirata's closely autobiographical debut novel, sold more than five million copies, shattering records. Now it promises to captivate audiences around...


Chinese Whiskers

by Pallavi Aiyar St. Martin's Press (December 11, 2012)

Chinese Whiskers by Pallavi Aiyar is a charming fable set against the landscape of contemporary Beijing, seen through the eyes of two cats.

Soyabean is a middle class cat looked after by a grandmother who embodies...


The Legend of Pradeep Mathew

by Shehan Karunatilaka Graywolf Press (May 08, 2012)

Winner of the Commonwealth Book Prize

* Winner of the $50,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature *

* A Publishers Weekly "First Fiction" Pick for Spring 2012 *

"A crazy ambidextrous delight. A drunk and totally...


The Noodle Maker

by Ma Jian & Flora Drew Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 04, 2006)

From Ma Jian, the highly acclaimed Chinese dissident, comes a satirical novel about the absurdities of life in a post-Tiananmen China.

Two men meet for dinner each week. Over the course of one of these drunken...


Madras on Rainy Days

by Samina Ali Farrar, Straus and Giroux (January 01, 2005)

Layla is torn among clashing identities--dutiful Muslim daughter and free, independent American woman. When she is nineteen, her parents inform Layla that a marriage has been arranged for her to an Indian man...


River of Smoke

by Amitav Ghosh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 27, 2011)

A Washington Post Notable Fiction Book for 2011

The Ibis, loaded to its gunwales with a cargo of indentured servants, is in the grip of a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal; among the dozens flailing for survival are...


The Sly Company of People Who Care

Ondaatje Prize 2012

by Rahul Bhattacharya Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 26, 2011)

In flight from the tame familiarity of home in Bombay, a twenty-six-year-old cricket journalist chucks his job and arrives in Guyana, a forgotten colonial society of raw, mesmerizing beauty. Amid beautiful,...


The Diving Pool

by Yoko Ogawa & Stephen Snyder Picador (January 22, 2008)

The first major English translation of one of contemporary Japan's bestselling and most celebrated authors

From Akutagawa Award-winning author Yoko Ogawa comes a haunting trio of novellas about love, fertility,...


Ilustrado

Man Asian Literary Prize 2008

by Miguel Syjuco Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 27, 2010)

Garnering international prizes and acclaim before its publication, Ilustrado has been called "brilliantly conceived and stylishly executed . . .It is also ceaselessly entertaining, frequently raunchy, and effervescent...


The Housekeeper and the Professor

by Yoko Ogawa Picador (February 03, 2009)

He is a brilliant math Professor with a peculiar problem—ever since a traumatic head injury, he has lived with only eighty minutes of short-term memory.

She is an astute young Housekeeper—with a ten-year-old...


Sea of Poppies

by Amitav Ghosh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 29, 2009)

At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Its destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean; its purpose, to fight China's vicious nineteenth-century Opium Wars. As for the crew, they...


Hotel Iris

by Yoko Ogawa Picador (March 30, 2010)

A tale of twisted love from Yoko Ogawa—author of The Diving Pool and The Housekeeper and the Professor.

In a crumbling seaside hotel on the coast of Japan, quiet seventeen-year-old Mari works the front desk...


Beijing Coma

by Ma Jian & Flora Drew Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 27, 2008)

Dai Wei has been unconscious for almost a decade. A medical student and a pro-democracy protestor in Tiananmen Square in June 1989, he was struck by a soldier's bullet and fell into a deep coma. As soon as the...


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 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...


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.


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...


    The Impossible Fairy Tale

    by Han Yujoo & Janet Hong Graywolf Press (March 07, 2017)

    A chilling, wildly original novel from a major new voice from South Korea

    The Impossible Fairy Tale is the story of two unexceptional grade-school girls. Mia is “lucky”—she is spoiled by her mother and,...


    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...


    The Story of a Brief Marriage

    by Anuk Arudpragasam Flatiron Books (September 06, 2016)

    Shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize

    “Brave…Brilliant…This is a book that makes one kneel before the elegance of the human spirit and the yearning that is at the essence of every life.” —The New York...


    Sleeping on Jupiter

    by Anuradha Roy Graywolf Press (September 06, 2016)

    Long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, a novel about violence, love, and religion in modern India

    On a train bound for the seaside town of Jarmuli, known for its temples, three elderly women meet a young documentary...


    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)

    SOON TO BE A NETFLIX SERIES

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

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


    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...


    Flood of Fire

    by Amitav Ghosh Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 04, 2015)

    The stunningly vibrant final novel in the bestselling Ibis Trilogy

    It is 1839 and China has embargoed the trade of opium, yet too much is at stake in the lucrative business and the British Foreign Secretary has...


    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...