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Book Subject Tag: Families

  • A spring like any other : a novel

    Takashi Tsuji is the pseudonym for Seiji Tsutsumi, poet and novelist. This novel offers a look at an affluent Japanese family in disarray.

  • Evening clouds

    A “snapshot” of daily life in 1960s Tokyo.

  • Rouse up o young men of the new age!

    Kenzaburo Oe is one of the world’s finest writers, and in Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age! he delivers a virtuoso novel of extraordinary power, touching on his familiar themes of family, responsibility, the nature of literary inspiration, and the unique nature of parenting a disabled child.

  • Amrita

    A Japanese woman’s struggle to regain her memory. She is Saku-chan, a barmaid who suffered a head injury in a fall. She meets her dead sister’s lover and the two have an affair which helps her recover. By the author of Lizard.