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HEART OF A SAMURAI -- MARGI PREUS
152 | Hardcover | Prod. # 9780810989818 | American version | AMULET BOOKS, AUG 2010

> See review in The Asian Review of Books

Fast-paced and full of adventure, this fascinating, true story is based on a real incident that occurred in 1841, and follows a young Japanese boy as he travels from Japan to America and back to Japan.




BLOODMONEY -- DAVID IGNATIUS
208 | Hardcover | Prod. # 9780393078114 | American version | W. W. NORTON & COMPANY, JUN 2011

> See review in the Economist

From the author of the bestselling "Body of Lies" and "The Increment" comes an engaging thriller in which the CIA falls victim to its own daring operation in the Middle East.




ISLE OF DREAMS {JAPANESE LITERATURE} -- KEIZO HINO / CHARLES DE WOLF (Translator)
120 | Paperback | Prod. # 9781564786036 | American version | DALKEY ARCHIVE PRESS, DEC 2010

> See review in The Asian Review of Books

Hino s novels have been compared to the work of J. G. Ballard. Available for the first time in English: his masterpiece Island of Dreams.




THREE SISTERS -- BI FEIYU / HOWARD GOLDBLATT
108 | Paperback | Prod. # 9781846590238 | British version | TELEGRAM BOOKS, JUN 2010

> See review in The Asian Review of Books

Three sisters struggle to change the course of their destinies in a China that does not belong to them. Yumi uses her dignity, Yuxiu her seductive powers, and Yuyang her desire for success. This story vividly captures the demonic desire for power that possesses people.




PAPER SCISSORS STONE -- KIT FAN
70 | Paperback | Prod. # 9789888083473 | HONG KONG UNIVERSITY PRESS, MAR 2011

> See review in The Asian Review of Books

THE HKU POETRY PRIZE WINNER

Born and educated in Hong Kong, Kit Fan now lives in the UK. He completed a PhD in English at the University of York, and his poems have been widely published in literary magazines such as Poetry Review, Poetry London, and Poetry Wales, and The London Magazine. He won a 2006 Times Stephen Spender Prize for Translation and the 2010 inaugural HKU Poetry...




A BEAUTIFUL LIE -- IRFAN MASTER
84 | Paperback | Prod. # 9781408805756 | British version | BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC, JAN 2011

> See review in The Guardian

An atmospheric, quirky and moving debut novel, set in India. Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and nominated for the 2011 Branford Boase Award




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Hong Kong Cantopop: A Concise History
Yiu-Wai Chu
    

Hong Kong is currently going through something of an identity crisis, both literally and figuratively. The literal crisis is the rise of a so-called “localist” political movement, some proponents of which have even called for Hong Kong... [ Read full review ]



 

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