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Author: Nakagami Kenji

  • The cape : and other stories from the Japanese Ghetto

    A collection of stories on Japan’s burakumin, former slaves considered tainted by impure blood.

  • Snakelust

    The seven stories collected here span the range of Kenji Nakagami’s writing. He draws on the history of his birthplace, Kumano in his tales of red-eyed demons, mountain bandits and ravaged princesses. Stories with a more modern setting describe the turbulent lives of the Kumano people.