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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...


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...


If Cats Disappeared from the World

by Genki Kawamura & Eric Selland Flatiron Books (March 12, 2019)

The international phenomenon that has sold over a million copies in Japan, If Cats Disappeared from the World is a funny, heartwarming, and profound meditation on the meaning of life.

The postman’s days are...


Territory of Light

by Yuko Tsushima & Geraldine Harcourt Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 12, 2019)

From one of the most significant contemporary Japanese writers, a haunting, dazzling novel of loss and rebirth

“Yuko Tsushima is one of the most important Japanese writers of her generation.” —Foumiko Kometani,...


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,...


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...


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...