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The Nakano Thrift Shop

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
From the author of Strange Weather in Tokyo comes this funny, heartwarming story about love, life, and human relationships that features a delightfully offbeat cast of characters.

Objects for sale at the Nakano Thrift Shop appear as commonplace as the staff and customers that handle them. But like those same customers and staff, they hold many secrets. If examined carefully, they show the signs of innumerable extravagancies, of immeasurable pleasure and pain, and of the deep mysteries of the human heart.

Hitomi, the inexperienced young woman who works the register at Mr. Nakano's thrift shop, has fallen for her coworker, the oddly reserved Takeo. Unsure of how to attract his attention, she seeks advice from her employer's sister, Masayo, whose sentimental entanglements make her a somewhat unconventional guide. But thanks in part to Masayo, Hitomi will come to realize that love, desire, and intimacy require acceptance not only of idiosyncrasies but also of the delicate waltz between open and hidden secrets.

Animating each delicately rendered chapter in Kawakami's playful novel is Mr. Nakano himself, an original, entertaining, and enigmatic creation whose compulsive mannerisms, secretive love life, and impulsive behavior defy all expectations.

Genre: General Fiction

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March 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Nakano Thrift Shop (Thorndike Press Large Print Peer Picks)
Author(s): Hiromi Kawakami
ISBN: 1-4328-4915-8 / 978-1-4328-4915-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Nakano Thrift Shop: A Novel
Author(s): Hiromi Kawakami
ISBN: 1-60945-399-9 / 978-1-60945-399-2 (USA edition)
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June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Nakano Thrift Shop
Author(s): Hiromi Kawakami
ISBN: 1-84627-602-0 / 978-1-84627-602-6 (UK edition)
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August 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Nakano Thrift Shop
Author(s): Hiromi Kawakami
ISBN: 1-84627-600-4 / 978-1-84627-600-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Portobello Books Ltd
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June 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Nakano Thrift Shop: A Novel
Author(s): Hiromi Kawakami
ISBN: 1-978635-77-X / 978-1-978635-77-7
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Nakano Thrift Shop: A Novel
Author(s): Hiromi Kawakami, Allison Markin Powell - translator
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Nakano Thrift Shop: A Novel
Author(s): Hiromi Kawakami, Allison Markin Powell - translator
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July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Nakano Thrift Shop
Author(s): Hiromi Kawakami
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July 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Nakano Thrift Shop
Author(s): Hiromi Kawakami
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June 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Nakano Thrift Shop: A Novel
Author(s): Hiromi Kawakami
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August 2016 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Nakano Thrift Shop
Author(s): Hiromi Kawakami
Publisher: Portobello Books
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