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CROSSINGS.
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CROSSINGS.

By Chang, Leonard.

Mill Creek, Washington:: Black Heron Press,, (2009). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First edition. A novel which "takes an unflinching look at the lives of Korean immigrants, legal and illegal, in the San Francisco Bay Area. This novel centers on Sam, a widower, who finds himself in debt to a local gangster and Unha, an illegal immigrant working at a nightclub. . . When Unha rebels against the stringent demands placed on her, she is kidnapped and and trafficked into prostitution and Sam is determined to save her." 315 pp.

$21.00

JAPANESE INN.
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JAPANESE INN.

By Statler, Oliver.

London:: Secker & Warburg,, (1961). Fine in red cloth in a very good dust jacket (price-clipped, toning to spine of dj).. First UK printing. A reconstruction of four hundred years of Japanese history, partly based on family legendsy, through the history of the Minaguchi-ya, an inconspicuous rural inn on the Tokaido Road, which Statler came to know and love during a stay in Japan. Illustrated with over 50 woodcuts, many by Hiroshige. xii, 365 pp.

$24.50

GROWING UP ASIAN AMERICAN: An Anthology.
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GROWING UP ASIAN AMERICAN: An Anthology.

By Hong, Maria, editor. David Mura, signed.

New York:: William H. Morrow,, (1993). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. An anthology in which 32 Asian American writers from the 19th century to the 1990s write in fiction and essays about childhood. Authors include Cynthia Kadohata, Gus Lee, Zia Jaffrey, Amy Tan, Kim Ronyoung, Garrett Hongo, Gish Jen, Maxine Hong Kingston, Sigrid Nunez and others. SIGNED by David Mura at his contribution, an excerpt from "Turning Japanese: Memoirs of a Sansei." Edited and with an introduction by Maria Hong. Includes brief introduction to each selection. Afterword by Stephen H. Sumida. Suggested further readings. 416 pp.

$34.50

THE SNOWY ROAD & OTHER STORIES: An Anthology of Korean Fiction.
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THE SNOWY ROAD & OTHER STORIES: An Anthology of Korean Fiction.

By Hyun-jae Yee Sallee, editor.

Fredonia, NY: : White Pine Press, (1995). Very good in illustrated wrappers (name on first page).. First printing, a trade paperback original. A collection of six stories which offer the reader a rarely-glimpsed view of Korean life; each of the authors represented here has been the recipient of the prestigious Korean Peoples Literary Award, and their work focuses on ordinary Korean people and the impact of the war on their lives. Introduction by David McCann. Translated by Hyun-jae Yee Sallee and Teresa Margadonna Hyun. Notes on the authors and the translators. 167 pp.

$18.00

HEARTS OF SORROW: Vietnamese-American Lives.
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HEARTS OF SORROW: Vietnamese-American Lives.

By Freeman, James.

Palo Alto, CA:: Stanford University Press,, (1989). Near fine in very good dust jacket with some rubbing and edgewear.. Hardcover. First person narratives of fourteen Vietnamese as they attempt to adjust to living in America - ranging in age from 16 to 80, the narrators include a Buddhist nun, fisherman, civil servant, auto mechanic, Catholic priest, army officer, poet and others. Bibliography. xv, 446 pp.

$21.00

AFTER WE LOST OUR WAY.
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AFTER WE LOST OUR WAY.

By Mura, David

New York:: Dutton,, 1989.. Very near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers. Uncommon.. First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover. Author's first collection of poetry, a title in the National Poetry Series selected by Daniel Stern who said 'what I admire most are the indignation, the passion, the agony - all realized and, at the same time, overcome by his lovely music.' Also praise from Amy Clampitt, Garrett Hongo, and others. SIGNED on the title page. Notes. 81 pp.

$45.00

WHERE THE BODY MEETS MEMORY: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, and Identity.
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WHERE THE BODY MEETS MEMORY: An Odyssey of Race, Sexuality, and Identity.

By Mura, David

New York:: Anchor Books - Doubleday,, (1996.). Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.). First printing. Mura discusses his experience growing up Japanese American in a country which interned both his parents during World War II, simply because of their race and how being a 'model minority' has resulted in a loss of heritage and wholeness for generations of Japanese Americans. . . he suggests that the shame of internment affected his sense of sexuality, leading him to face troubling questions about desire and race: an interracial marriage, compulsive adultery, and an addiction to pornography which equates beauty with whiteness - but finally, this is an account of the triumph of love - his wife, his children, his family, SIGNED on the title page. 272 pp.

$45.00

MY LAST EMPRESS.
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MY LAST EMPRESS.

By Da Chen.

New York:: Crown,, (2012). Near fine in near fine dust jacket (slit on upper edge of dj) .. First printing. An historical novel by this author who grew up in Maoist China. "A sweeping story of passion and obsession, set against the upheavals of 19th century imperial China." 273 pp.

$17.50

MAMBO IN CHINATOWN.
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MAMBO IN CHINATOWN.

By Kwok, Jean.

New York:: Riverhead Books,, 2014.. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.). First printing. The author's second novel, about a young woman"torn between her family duties in Chinatown and her escape into the world of ballroom dancing. Twenty-two-year-old Charlie Wong grew up in New Yorks Chinatown, the older daughter of a Beijing ballerina and a noodle maker. Though an ABC (America-born Chinese), her entire world has been limited to this small area. Now grown, she lives in the same tiny apartment with her widower father and her eleven-year-old sister, and worksmiserablyas a dishwasher. But when she lands a job as a receptionist at a ballroom dance studio, Charlie gains access to a world she hardly knew existed, and everything she once took to be certain turns upside down. Gradually, at the dance studio, awkward Charlies natural talents begin to emerge. " 373 pp.

$21.50

STICK OUT YOUR TONGUE.
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STICK OUT YOUR TONGUE.

By Ma Jian.

London:: Chatto & Windus,, (2006). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First UK printing. A collection of five short stories set in Tibet by this Chinese writer now living in exile in England. When these were first published in China in 1987, they were immediately condemned by the authorities, and all writings by Ma Jian have been banned. Includes an afterword by the author, describing how these came to be written. Translated from the Chinese by Flora Drew. 90 pp.

$25.00

SHANGHAI GIRLS.
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SHANGHAI GIRLS.

By See, Lisa.

New York:: Random House,, (2009.). Near fine in near fine dust jacket.. First printing. Historical novel which begins in 1937 Shanghai, and follows the stories of two sisters, living a modern carefree life in the 'Paris of Asia' until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away all their wealth and they are to be sold as wives to Chinese men who have traveled from Los Angeles to find brides. 314 pp.

$17.50

TULE LAKE.
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TULE LAKE.

By Miyaka�,� Edward.

Waldport, Oregon: : House by the Sea Publishing Co.,, (1979.). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First printing. One of the first Japanese-American novels to portray the struggle for justice and freedom from within the confines of America's concentration camps by those who refused to cooperate with the internment of 120,000 of their fellow Americans during World War II. The author was seven years old when he was sent to a camp with his family. Tule Lake was unique among these camps in that it housed those who were deemed 'disloyal' by the US government. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. �3�2�8� �p�p�.� �p�l�u�s� �g�l�o�s�s�a�r�y�.� Dust jacket illustration by Yukiharu Sazaki

$50.00

SHEDDING SILENCE: Poetry and Prose
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SHEDDING SILENCE: Poetry and Prose

By Mirikitani, Janice

Berkeley, CA:: Celestial Arts,, 1987.. Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). First printing. Poems and pieces by this San Francisco author which present stunning images of urban life and of the internment experience which affected her own and many other Japanese American families. Glossary. 166 pp.

$24.50

EAST GOES WEST: The Making of an Oriental Yankee.
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EAST GOES WEST: The Making of an Oriental Yankee.

By Kang, Younghill.

New York:: Kaya,, (1997). Fine in printed green wrappers in a fine dust jacket.. Trade paperback. Originally published in 1937, this book is the account of immigrant life in the 1920s written by the first Korean American novelist. This edition includes a new afterword by Sunyoung Lee, chronology and bibliography. 524 pp.

$18.50

THE SILENT DEAD.
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THE SILENT DEAD.

By Honda, Tetsuya.

New York:: St Martin's Minotaur, , (2016). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First US printing. The first crime novel featuring Reiko Himekawa, a young female homicide detective with the Tokyo Metropolitan Police, to be published in the US. Translated from the Japanese by Giles Murray. 292 pp.

$24.50

PACHINKO.
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PACHINKO.

By Lee, Min Jin.

New York:: Grand Central Publishing, , (2017). Fine in illustrated wrappers.. Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. ) The author's second novel. "Beginning in 1910 during the time of Japanese colonialization and ending many decades later in 1989, Pachinko is the epic saga of a Korean family told over four generations." A moving story and one which illuminates the situation of Korean immigrants in Japan, in the years before and after World War II. SIGNED on title page. Longlisted for the National Book Award. 481 pp.

$60.00

THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT.
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THE VALLEY OF AMAZEMENT.

By Tan, Amy.

New York:: Ecco Press,, (2013). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. An historical epic, spanning more than forty years from 1897-1937 and two continents - Asia and North America, this is an account of two women's (a mother and daughter) search for identity. Set against "pivotal episodes in history: from the collapse of Chinas last imperial dynasty, to the rise of the Republic, the explosive growth of lucrative foreign trade and anti-foreign sentiment, to the inner workings of courtesan houses and the lives of the foreign 'Shanghailanders' living in the International Settlement, both erased by World War II." 589 pp.

$21.50

GOD OF LUCK.
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GOD OF LUCK.

By McCunn, Ruthanne Lum.

San Francisco:: Design Enterprises,, (2016). Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. Trade paperback. Set in the nineteenth century, this is the story of a young couple in China who are torn apart when the Ah Lung is kidnapped, enslaved, and shipped across the Pacific Ocean to work in the deadly guano "mines" off the coast of Peru. The author's note states that between 1840-1875 multinational corporate interests operated traffic in Asian labor to Latin America and the Caribbean, with an estimated million men stolen or decoyed from southern China. 182 pp.

$16.00

SOLE SURVIVOR.
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SOLE SURVIVOR.

By McCunn, Ruthanne Lum

San Francisco:: Design Enterprises,, (1985.). Very good in illustrated blue wrappers (minor wear and rubbing to the covers).. First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover. Although written as a novel, this account is based on three years of interviews with Poon Lim and his family - it is the almost incredible story of survival at sea. Poon Lim was a Chinese steward on the British merchantman Benlomond, which was torpedoed and lost in the south Atlantic in 1942; he survived 133 days at sea, alone on a wooden raft, until he was rescued off the coast of Brazil, the longest survival at sea. Cover praise from James D. Houston and Dorothy Bryant, who comments that Poon Lim is "a hero , not of macho bluster or blind will, but one of subtle intelligence, resourcefulness, patience and endurance." INSCRIBED on the first page"For .... may you never need the skills in this book!" Maps, photographs, author's note. 261 pp.

$28.50

BEFORE THE WAR: Poems as They Happened
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BEFORE THE WAR: Poems as They Happened

By Inada, Lawson Fusao

New York:: Morrow,, 1971.. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (slight wear to upper edge of dj) . First printing. The first book by this award-winning third generation Japanese American poet and jazz musician, and possibly the first collection of poems published by a Japanese American about his family's experiences during World War II. " Before the war meant Fresno" and during the war meant internment camps in Fresno, Arkansas and Colorado. In 2006 Inada was named poet laureate of Oregon. 124 pp.

$35.00

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