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The Island of Bicycle Dancers

By: Adachi, Jiro

Price: $30.00

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

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4860

ISBN: 0312312458

Condition: Fine


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 world of bicycle messengers and the street culture in which they thrive. View more info

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Madras on Rainy Days

By: Ali, Samina

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4862

ISBN: 0374195625

Condition: Fine


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

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

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5459

ISBN: 0231113862

Condition: Fine


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

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1984

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5118

ISBN: 0060390387

Condition: Fine


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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Games at Twilight

By: Desai, Anita

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1978

Edition: First U.S. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5123

ISBN: 0060110791

Condition: Fine


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

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1995

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5125

ISBN: 0434002445

Condition: Fine


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

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1989

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 5126

ISBN: 0394572297

Condition: Fine


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 three-dimensional portrait not only of India but of our century's nationless wanderers. View more info

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Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard

By: Desai, Kiran

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London, UK, Faber & Faber: 1998

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9104

ISBN: 0571193366

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard" 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 Orchard" is a magical tale of a world gone slightly mad. Dustjacket praise by Salman Rushdie who called it "Lush ... View more info

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Typical American/Mona in the Promised Land/Who's Irish?/The Love Wife/World and Town/The Resisters

By: Jen, Gish

Price: $275.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Various: 1991

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9268

ISBN: 0525657215

Condition: Fine


This offer is for a full set of this talented author's six fiction works - each has been SIGNED by Gish Jen on their respective title pages. The books include: 1) "Typical American" (1991) - the author's debut work. This work chronicles the rise and sway of fortune in the life of a Chinese immigrant family. 2) "Mona in the Promised Land" (1996) - it is 1968, the dawn of the age of ethnicity: African Americans are turning Chinese, Jews are turning black, and though some nice Chinese girls are turning more Chinese, teenaged Mona Chang is turning Jewish, much to her parents' chagrin. 3) "Whose... View more info

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The Bridegroom

By: Jin, Ha

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, Pantheon: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4832

ISBN: 0375420673

Condition: Fine


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 subtle insubordination and sometimes crafty resolve. View more info

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The Interpreter

By: Kim, Suki

Price: $40.00

Publisher: NY, FSG: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 4854

ISBN: 0374177139

Condition: Fine


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

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The Leavers

By: Ko, Lisa

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 2017

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8838

ISBN: 1616206888

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Leavers" has been SIGNED by Lisa Ko on the title page! A Finalist for the NBA, she was already named as the Winner of the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Fiction, awarded by Barbara Kingsolver for a novel that addresses issues of social justice. Set in New York and China, "The Leavers" is a vivid examination of borders and belonging. It's a moving story of how a boy comes into his own when everything he loves is taken away, and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of the past. View more info

Connecting the Dots

By: Kumin, Maxine

Price: $20.00

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

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5391

Condition: Fine


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

Publisher: NY, Riverhead Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6903

ISBN: 1573222631

Condition: Fine


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. A haunting, lyrical, indelible portrait of an ordinary man and his family, "Aloft" illuminates in an utterly fresh ... View more info

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A Gesture Life

By: Lee, Chang-Rae

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, UK, Granta Books: 2000

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6905

ISBN: 1862073376

Condition: Fine


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 faded from his life. View more info

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A Gesture Life

By: Lee, Chang-Rae

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Riverhead: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7422

ISBN: 1573221465

Condition: Fine


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 book had been unanimous in their high praise. Also, "A Gesture Life" won the Asian-American Literary Award. View more info

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Number One Chinese Restaurant

By: Li, Lillian

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Henry Holt and Company: 2018

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8700

ISBN: 125014129X

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Number One Chinese Restaurant" has been SIGNED by Lillian Li on the title page! An exuberant and wise multigenerational debut novel about the complicated lives and loves of people working in everyone's favorite Chinese restaurant. Generous in spirit, unaffected in its intelligence, multivoiced, poignant, and darkly funny, "Number One Chinese Restaurant" looks beyond red tablecloths and silk-screen murals to share an unforgettable story about youth and aging, parents and children, and all the ways that our families destroy us while also keeping us grounded and alive. View more info

Number One Chinese Restaurant

By: Li, Lillian

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Henry Holt and Company: 2018

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed By Author and Illustrator

Seller ID: 9035

ISBN: 125014129X

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Number One Chinese Restaurant" has been SIGNED by Lillian Li on the title page! An exuberant and wise multigenerational debut novel about the complicated lives and loves of people working in everyone's favorite Chinese restaurant. Generous in spirit, unaffected in its intelligence, multivoiced, poignant, and darkly funny, "Number One Chinese Restaurant" looks beyond red tablecloths and silk-screen murals to share an unforgettable story about youth and aging, parents and children, and all the ways that our families destroy us while also keeping us grounded and ali... View more info

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The Barbarians Are Coming

By: Louie, David Wong

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 2000

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 2261

ISBN: 0399146032

Condition: Fine


This copy of "The Barbarians Are Coming" has been SIGNED by David Wong Louie on the title page! The award-winning author’s first novel. "The Barbarians Are Coming" is a template of the American immigrant experience: of the deracination of the second generation, the wrenching losses of the first, and the legacy of misunderstanding that binds the two. View more info

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Pangs of Love / The Barbarians Are Coming

By: Louie, David Wong

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Knopf/Putnam: 1991

Edition: First Editions/First Printings

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 8840

ISBN: 0394589572

Condition: Fine/Near Fine


This offer includes the two works of fiction by David Wong Louie - "Pangs of Love" and "The Barbarians are Coming" -- both have been SIGNED by him on their title pages! The author, a UCLA professor emeritus of Ceative Writing and Asian American Studies had died in September 2018, at age 63 after a long illness with cancer. The books include 1) "Pangs of Love" (1991-Knopf) -- his debut short story collection which won the Los Angeles Times Book Review First FictionAward and was a New York Times Notable Book of 1991. The stories explore the heart of the Asian-American ex... View more info

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Empress Orchid

By: Min, Anchee

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin: 2004

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6496

ISBN: 0618068872

Condition: Fine


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

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

Edition: First American Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6648

ISBN: 0679402586

Condition: Fine


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

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota, Coffee House Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: SIGNED by Author and Translator

Seller ID: 5461

ISBN: 1566890691

Condition: Fine


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, Oeur hopes to inspire young Cambodians to reacquaint themselves with their heritage and make it once again vibrant. View more info

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My Year of Meat

By: Ozeki, Ruth L

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, UK, Picador: 1998

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7571

ISBN: 0330370065

Condition: Fine


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 vegetarians. View more info

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All Over Creation

By: Ruth Ozeki

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Viking Penguin: 2003

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 7572

ISBN: 0670030910

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Ruth Ozeki on the title page! "All Over Creation" is a broad-canvas, full-voiced, and entirely present in the contemporary moment: a celebration of the capacity for renewal that reside within us all. View more info

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The Joy Luck Club

By: Tan, Amy

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1989

Edition: First U.K. Edition/First Printing

Seller ID: 5045

Condition: Fine


An exquisite and magical new work of fiction. "The Joy Luck Club" brings to life two continents and two cultures. Amy Tan's extraordinary first novel brings us the hopes, fears, joys and heartbreak of two generations of Chinese women: four women, who fled from China in the 1940s and the daughters they raised in the New World on America's West Coast. View more info

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One Hundred And One Ways

By: Yoshikawa, Mako

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Bantam: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1500

ISBN: 0553110993

Condition: Fine


This copy has been SIGNED by Mako Yoshikawa on the title page. "I may have spent most of my life in New Jersey, but the blood of a geisha courses through me yet." So writes Mako Yoshikawa in this extraordinary debut novel about the story of a woman, who, finding herself torn between two men and two cultures, turns for answers to an unknown Japanese grandmother, once a famous geisha. View more info

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One Hundred And One Ways

By: Yoshikawa, Mako

Price: $30.00

Publisher: NY, Bantam: 1999

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 1501

ISBN: 0553110993

Condition: Fine


An Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) that has been SIGNED by Mako Yoshikawa on the title page! An extraordinary debut novel about the story of a woman, who, finding herself torn between two men and two cultures, turns for answers to an unknown Japanese grandmother, once a famous geisha. View more info

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Sour Heart

By: Zhang, Jenny

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Lenny: 2017

Edition: First Edition/First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9267

ISBN: 0399589384

Condition: Fine


This copy of "Sour Heart" has been SIGNED by Jenny Zhang on the title page! This from her appearance at the Asian American Studies Lecture Series at Princeton University. In this debut collection, Jenny Zhang conjures the disturbing and often hilarious experience of adolescence through the eyes of Chinese American girls growing up in New York City. These seven stories showcase Zhang's compassion and moral courage, and a perverse sense of humor. Winner of the 2018 Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the 2018 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize. View more info