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Book Subject Tag: Man-woman relationships, Japan, Fiction

  • The girl I left behind

    A man who caused a girl to fall in love with him by playing up his deformity, then seduced and abandoned her, is haunted by her memory. A study of the workings of conscience. By a Japanese Catholic writer, author of Silence.

  • 1Q84

    An ode to George Orwell’s “1984” told in alternating male and female voices relates the stories of Aomame, an assassin for a secret organization who discovers that she has been transported to an alternate reality, and Tengo, a mathematics lecturer and novice writer.