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Twelve stories from twenty-first century Tokyo and a novella. Debut collection from award-winning writer.
Perfume River
Along the Perfume River there lives an old woman who has never left her village, who has raised children and grandchildren never having seen the other side of the river. A nightclub owner from Saigon travels the world, hobnobbing with international celebrities. A young man goes to college in...
The Palace of Illusions
Relevant to today’s war-torn world, The Palace of Illusions takes us back to the time of the Indian epic The Mahabharat—a time that is half-history, half-myth, and wholly magical. Through her narrator Panchaali, the wife of the legendary five Pandavas brothers, Divakaruni gives us a rare feminist...
Sulekha Select
"Sulekha Select was born of the long-standing demand of its loyal (and sometimes vociferous) readers for a print compilation of the most popular articles. True to the spirit of the Sulekha site itself, the 42 articles in the book were chosen from a pool of over 200 nominated articles, which...
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Jiang and Ming, a loving Chinese couple with two kids, disappointed by their inadequate material life in China, decide to divorce so Jiang can marry a rich but much older overseas Chinese, Humphrey, in order to enjoy a good life in America.After being in a wealthy but loveless marriage with...
                Twelve years ago, Miki Ai’Lee walked away from her traditional Chinese heritage, leaving her native Hawai`i behind.  Now thirty and unmarried, Miki is a respected art history professor on the Mainland....
The Street of a Thousand Blossoms
Japan, 1939. On the Street of a Thousand Blossoms in Tokyo, two orphaned brothers are growing up with loving grandparents who inspire them to dream of a future firmly rooted in tradition. The older boy, Hiroshi, shows early signs of promise in sumo wrestling, while Kenji is fascinated by the art of...