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Tokyo Decadence

(2016)
A collection of stories by

 
 
A cream-of-the-crop selection of Murakami's brilliance and piercing wit.

This collection shows sides of Ryu Murakami that even avid fans may not be expecting.
The intriguing, somewhat disturbing stories that Topaz was based on are included here, as are three entertaining and revealing portraits of the artist as a young man back in the Transparent Blue period of the late sixties and early seventies. We hear tales told by four very different individuals living in eighties Tokyo, each with his or her own problems but all with a thing about a certain pro baseball player, and we meet a brokenhearted young woman who finds an unexpected moment of love in the nineties and a single mother who stumbles on a ray of hope in the hard times of the noughties.

Mixed in there somewhere are three linked stories about desire and obsession, with the timeless, seductive rhythms of Cuban music in the background.

Genre: General Fiction

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July 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Tokyo Decadence
Author(s): Ryu Murakami
ISBN: 5519627185 / 978-5519627184
Publisher: Book on Demand Ltd.
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March 2016 : Paperback
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Title: Tokyo Decadence: 15 Stories
Author(s): Ryu Murakami
ISBN: 4902075784 / 978-4902075786
Publisher: Kurodahan Press
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Kindle Editions

December 2019 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tokyo Decadence: 15 Stories
Author(s): Ryu Murakami
Publisher: Kurodahan Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA