Search Results: "Fuminori Nakamura"


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EVIL AND THE MASK by Fuminori Nakamura
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 11, 2013

"A spare, fast-moving parable whose lure, even more than that of The Thief (2012), is more philosophical and abstract than visceral."
A moneyed, aimless Japanese kid struggles against the curse his father has laid on him. Read full book review >

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THE THIEF by Fuminori Nakamura
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 20, 2012

"A spare but otherwise routine two rounds of larceny and betrayal fleshed out by the narrator's reflections on the Zen of picking pockets."
Nakamura's first English translation takes a Tokyo pickpocket out way past his depth and makes him squirm. Read full book review >

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THE GUN by Fuminori Nakamura
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2016

"This thriller has a jammed mechanism."
A sullen student descends into obsession and mayhem when he impulsively steals a gun in this paranoid Japanese noir. Read full book review >

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LAST WINTER WE PARTED by Fuminori Nakamura
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 21, 2014

"While the numerous narrative shifts require a fully engaged reader, the complex—and morally twisted—plot rewards with one unexpected punch after another.
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In a story as claustrophobic as the prison cell housing its villain, a nameless, naïve writer struggles to maintain boundaries while researching the life of a death row prisoner. Read full book review >

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I DREAMED I WAS A DOG by Joel  Nakamura
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 21, 2017

"A messy assemblage of convenient pieces that doesn't add up to a satisfying whole. (Picture book. 3-6)"
Dream stories might not be straightforward, but they can be disappointing. Read full book review >

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Free Jazz at the Tsukiji Fish Market by Naoto Nakamura
Released: Sept. 29, 2012

"A surprising catch from a unique voice."
A fun, illuminating introduction to a piece of Japanese life rarely glimpsed by outsiders. Read full book review >

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PEACH GIRL by Raymond Nakamura
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2014

"A winningly good-natured version of a familiar favorite. (Picture book/folk tale. 5-8)"
Can peach dumplings save the world? Read full book review >

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ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2001

"A snug tale to share before lights out. (Picture book. 2-6)"
Illustrator Riley (Mouse Mess, 1997, etc.) teams up with daughter and first-time author Nakamura to create a loving bedtime ballad. Read full book review >