Books by Hiromi Kawakami

PARADE by Hiromi Kawakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 5, 2019

"Like so much of Kawakami's work, an elegant mystery that questions reality in the most ordinary of situations."
Enigmatic novella in which the world of Japanese mythology intrudes into the mortal realm. Read full book review >
THE TEN LOVES OF NISHINO by Hiromi Kawakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 4, 2019

"Kawakami's novel treats its feminist themes with a light hand but still slyly lands its points."
Kawakami (Record of a Night Too Brief, 2017, etc.) explores desire and the elusive nature of love through the voices of 10 women who all loved the same man, Nishino Yukihiko, at different points in their lives and his. Read full book review >
RECORD OF A NIGHT TOO BRIEF by Hiromi Kawakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 12, 2017

"Kawakami marks the literary map of Japan with a warning that beyond here lie dragons—or snakes and ghosts, at any rate. Astonishing, strange, and wonderful."
A supersurreal triad of stories from Japanese novelist Kawakami (The Nakano Thrift Shop, 2017, etc.). Read full book review >
THE NAKANO THRIFT SHOP by Hiromi Kawakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"Charming and engrossing as a shop of curiosities but thin on meaningful change or conflict."
In this quirky and episodic novel, a young woman yearns for love in a thrift store full of oddities and odd characters. Read full book review >
MANAZURU by Hiromi Kawakami
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Evocative, original exploration of grief—more of a journey than a destination, with plot almost beside the point."
In this debut novel from Japanese writer Kawakami, a Tokyo woman coping with the mysterious loss of her husband finds herself suddenly drawn to a small fishing village. Read full book review >