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  • The Book of Tokyo
    The Book of Tokyo (English, Paperback) Masashi Matsuie

    The Book of Tokyo collects 10 stories by some of Japan's most exciting contemporary short story writers. Together, the stories form a kind of literary map of the city's ever-changing districts through its fiction. With works of literary fiction, crime, science fiction, and horror, the anthology provides an imaginative tour of the city for short story fans and travelers alike.

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  • The Book of Khartoum
    The Book of Khartoum (English, Paperback) Ahmed Al-Malik, Bushra Al-Fadil

    Nestled on the confluence of the Blue and White Niles, the city of Khartoum has, for two centuries, been a focal point for both imperialism and rebellion, a breeding ground for revolutionary fervor, begrudging target for international criticism, and a refuge for hundreds of thousands of people displaced by wars conducted from this city.The Book of Khartoum provides an intimate tour of this city...

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  • The Book of Gaza
    The Book of Gaza (English, Paperback) Atef Abu Saif, Atef Abu Seif

    Bringing together a dozen of Palestine's greatest modern prose writers, this unique anthology sets contemporary stories against the backdrop of one of the world's most talked-about cities, presenting them in English translation for the first time. Together, these stories will enable English-speaking readers to go beyond the global media coverage and enter into the daily life of ordinary characters...

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  • The Book of Rio
    The Book of Rio (English, Paperback) Marcelo Moutinho, Elvira Vigna Lehmann

    This diverse, literary patchwork of Rio de Janeiro contains 10 short stories set in varied quarters of the city drawing on its inhabitants' experiences of recent historical and cultural changes. From Copacabana's thriving LGBT scene in the 1960s where the military dictatorship simultaneously terrorizes and represses politically-minded citizens, to the exhausted labourers constructing the...

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  • The Book of Dhaka
    The Book of Dhaka (English, Paperback) Anwara Syed Haq, Moinul Ahsan Saber

    Ten short stories set in the buzzing city of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Written by a mixture of leading and emerging Bangladeshi writers. Published by world-renowned, award-winning independent short story publisher, Comma Press.

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  • The Book of Havana
    The Book of Havana (English, Paperback) Orsola Casagrande, Daniel Chavarria

    This anthology brings together ten stories by Havana-based authors, offering different perspectives on a city that has stood in defiance of much of the rest of the world for decades. These stories take us beyond the intoxicating colors of the tourist-friendly Malecon and Old Town, and into a far more complex and contradictory place; a city that many feel is poised at a watershed in its history,...

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  • The Book of Liverpool
    The Book of Liverpool (English, Paperback) Margaret Murphy, Ramsey Campbell

    Spanning the last five decades of Liverpool's history, the specially commissioned pieces in this collection revel in the story of the city itself?the legendary life and culture that gave the world The Beatles, along with the struggle and tragedy that comes with growth and change in the city's communities. Compiled to coincide with Liverpool being named the European Capital of Culture, these...

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  • The Book of Leeds
    The Book of Leeds (English, Paperback) M. Y. Alam, Tony Harrison

    The thoughtful stories featured in this collection capture the soul of the city of Leeds by tracing the unique contours of 50 years of social and economic change. In one story the Millgarth Police Station reverberates with the early adrenaline rush of a case they won't close for years. Another tells of a teenage boy who trails the city center bars of the 1980s in thrall to his hero, a Leeds United...

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