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The Island of Bicycle Dancers

By: Adachi, Jiro

Price: $30.00  $27.00

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4860


This copy has been SIGNED by Jiro Adachi on the title page! This debut is the coming-of-age story of twenty-year-old Yurika Song, a Korean-Japanese woman who comes from Japan to New York City for the summer to work with her Korean relatives and improve her English. Yurika's freinds back home have always joked that she is half-sushi and half-kimchi. But cross-Asian ethnicities turn out to be far less jarring than her introduction to New York City life, especially the wor... View more info

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Madras on Rainy Days

By: Ali, Samina

Price: $30.00  $27.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4862


This copy has been SIGNED by Samina Ali on the title page. In this finely observed debut novel, Samina Ali intimately explores a girl's journey to self-possession. Ali's haunting prose and richly drawn characters lay bare the complex and hidden world behind the veil. "Madras on Rainy Days" is a dazzling performance by an arresting new voice. View more info

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Three-Legged Horse

By: Ch'ing-wen, Cheng

Price: $25.00  $22.50

Publisher: Irvington, New York,, Columbia Univ Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5459


Here are twele moving short stories about Taiwan and its people by one of the island's most popular writers, Cheng Ch'ing-wen. Focusing primarily on village life and the effects of modernization on Taiwan in the postwar years, Cheng is one of the most respected of the island's "nativist" writers, yet this is his first book to be translated into English. This anthology represents the best of his fictional efforts across a forty-year span. View more info

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In Custody

By: Desai, Anita

Price: $95.00  $85.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1984

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5118


This copy has been neatly SIGNED by Anita Desai on the title page. "In Custody" according to The Times (London) "is a wonderfully sensuous Song of Experience: life grating against art; friendships and intellectual riches tarnishing under the wretched indignities of poverty." Short-listed for Britain's celebrated Booker Prize it was also made into a film by Merchant Ivory Productions in 1983. View more info

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Fire on the Mountain

By: Desai, Anita

Price: $125.00  $112.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1977

Edition: First U.S. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5119


This copy has been neatly SIGNED by Anita Desai on the title page. "Fire on the Mountain" is rich, sensual and spare, an intimate drama that brings India near, however mysterious. Set in the Simla hills, the novel has three central characters: the aged Nanda Kaul, a woman remote in her self-imposed solitude; her great-granddaughter, the strange child Raka, equally withdrawn and lizard-like, her silence deafening; and Ila Das, Nanda Kaul's only friend, a broken w... View more info

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Games at Twilight

By: Desai, Anita

Price: $125.00  $112.50

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1978

Edition: First U.S. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5123


This copy has been neatly SIGNED by Anita Desai on the title page. Eleven short stories - witty, evocative, tender, perceptive - by the author of the highly acclaimed "Fire on the Mountain" and written with the same blend of toughness and poetic imagination. Here are the colours, smells, sounds of India and here, too, are some intensely individual characters: a painter who fills his canvasses with birds and flowers he has never seen. Price-clipped dustjacket. View more info

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Journey to Ithaca

By: Desai, Anita

Price: $95.00  $85.50

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1995

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5125


The "true" first edition - this copy has been neatly SIGNED by Anita Desai on the title page. This entrancing novel explores the ambiguous nature of divine and profane love. Cunningly structured, beautifully evocative, the novel is rich with the sounds, smells, and sights of Italy and India, and it draws the reader into the heart of the most untranslatable of human experiences. View more info

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Baumgartner's Bombay

By: Desai, Anita

Price: $75.00  $67.50

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1989

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5126


This copy has been neatly SIGNED by Anita Desai on the title page. With the same power to immerse us in the reality she creates, Anita Desai draws upon her double heritage as child of a German mother and Indian father to tell the story of a German Jew who has fled the Holocaust to remake his life in India. With its unusual intensity of vision—a story told, a world perceived, from both the inside and the outside—"Baumgartner's Bombay" provides a brilliantly t... View more info

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Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard

By: Desai, Kiran

Price: $50.00  $45.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1998

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6042


This is a beautiful copy that has been SIGNED by Kiran Desai on the title page! The true 1st edition of the author's debut - she is the daughter of Anita Desai. Her second book, The Inheritance of Loss, (2006) has been widely praised by critics throughout Asia, Europe and the United States and won the 2006 Man Booker Prize as well as the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award. Written with rich humour and an eye for the eccentric, "Hullabaloo in the Guava O... View more info

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The Bridegroom

By: Jin, Ha

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: NY, Pantheon: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4832


This copy has been SIGNED by Ha Jin on the title page. Each of "The Bridegroom's" twelve stories - three of which have been selected for inclusion in "The Best American Short Stories" - takes us back to Muji City in contemporary China, the setting of "Waiting." It is a world both exotic and disarmingly familiar, one in which Chinese men and women meet with small epiphanies and muted triumphs, leavening their lives of quiet desperation through sub... View more info

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The Interpreter

By: Kim, Suki

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4854


This copy has been SIGNED by Suki Kim on the title page. A striking debut novel about the myth of the model Asian citizen and the dark side of the American Dream, "The Interpreter" traverses the distance between old worlds and new, poverty and privilege, language and understanding. View more info

Connecting the Dots

By: Kumin, Maxine

Price: $20.00  $18.00

Publisher: New York, NY, W.W. Norton and Company: 1996

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5391


In these new poems, her eleventh collection, Maxine Kumin expands on the thmese that have engaged her most strongly. View more info

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Aloft

By: Lee, Chang-Rae

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: NY, Riverhead Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6903


This copy has been SIGNED and DATED March 8, 2004 (Official Release Date) by Chang-rae Lee on the title page! "aloft" featured Lee's first protagonist who is not Asian-American, but a disengaged and isolated Italian-American suburbanite forced to deal with his world. "Aloft" offers a reexamination of the American dream from the inside out, through the voice of Jerry Battle, a suburban middle-aged man who has lived his entire life on Long Island, New York... View more info

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A Gesture Life

By: Lee, Chang-Rae

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: London, UK, Granta Books: 2000

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6905


This copy of the UK Edition has been SIGNED by Chang-rae Lee on the title page! "You make a whole life out of gestures and politeness," Sunny tells her adoptive father, Franklin Hata. Raised in Japan, 'Doc' Hata has become a respected elder in his small, prosperous American town, comfortably retired, treating everyone with courtesy and impenetrable decorum. But while his relationship with the community is impeccable, his daughter and a possible partner have fad... View more info

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A Gesture Life

By: Lee, Chang-Rae

Price: $35.00  $31.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Riverhead: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7422


This copy has been SIGNED by Chang-Rae Lee on the title page! The author's powerful second novel that leaves no doubt about the extraordinary range and depth of his talent. This elaborated on his themes of identity and assimilation through the narrative of an elderly Japanese-American doctor who remembers treating Korean comfort women during World War II. Chang-rae Lee was the recipient of numerous awards for his debut - "Native Son" and the reviews for this new... View more info

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Empress Orchid

By: Min, Anchee

Price: $55.00  $49.50

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6496


This copy has been SIGNED by Anchee Min on the title page! Based on copious research, this is a vivid portrait of a flawed but utterly compelling woman who survived in a male world, a woman whose main struggle was to hold on not to power but to her own humanity. Richly detailed and completely gripping, "Empress Orchid" is a novel of high drama and lyricism and the first volume of a trilogy about the life of one of the most important women in history. View more info

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Such a Long Journey

By: Mistry, Rohinton

Price: $75.00  $67.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf Inc: 1991

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6648


This copy of the First American Edition has been SIGNED by Rohinton Mistry on the title page! Called the most important Indian novel since "Midnight's Children", Rohinton Mistry's first novel is a rich, slyly funny, piercing tale that captures the quiet desperation of an ordinary man embroiled in a major political scandal. View more info

Sacred Vows: Poetry

By: Oeur, U. Sam; McCullough, Ken; U Sam Oeur

Price: $55.00  $49.50

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota, Coffee House Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: SIGNED by Author and Translator

Seller ID: 5461


This bilingual Khmer and English edition has been SIGNED by U Sam Oeur and by the translator Ken McCullough on the title page. In 1975, U Sam Oeur and his family, along with 2.8 million citizens of Phnom Penh were driven out of the city by the Khmer Rouge. During the next four years, the family survived life in six different concentration camps. "Sacred Vows" retells the recent terror of Cambodia and the beauty of its culture. A survivor of the Pol Pot regime, Oe... View more info

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When the Emperor Was Divine

By: Otsuka, Julie

Price: $85.00  $76.50

Publisher: New York, New York, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc: 2002

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8018


This copy of "When the Emperor Was Divine" has been SIGNED by Julie Otsuka on the title page (she has also crossed-out her printed name and dated it March, 2003)! The author's commanding debut novel paints a portrait of the Japanese internment camps unlike any we have sever seen. With crystalline intensity and precision, Otsuka uses a single family to evoke the deracination - both physical and emotional - of a generation of Japanese Americans. A Finalist for the ... View more info

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My Year of Meat

By: Ozeki, Ruth L

Price: $40.00  $36.00

Publisher: London, UK, Picador: 1998

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7571


This copy of the UK Trade Paperback Original has been SIGNED by Ruth L. Ozeki on the title page! One parallel year in the lives of two women at opposite ends of the earth, brought together by a strange, almost surreal convergence of global politics, meat, TV and personal crisis. From a small-town America to the claustrophobia of the Japanese corporate lifestyle, "My Year of Meat" is an extraordinary novel of home-grown heartbreak and humour. And suitable for veg... View more info