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The Italos
You set the price! Words: 35,370. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
When a Nigerian girl's quest for greener pastures in Italy turned into a nightmare that left her in pieces...
Autumn Leaves: A Novel of Old Japan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 197,940. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A young ronin arrives in Edo and is immediately accused of committing a string of arsons in the city of paper and wood. The firechief is convinced that he is guilty, and will stop at nothing to prove his point. Meanwhile the firechief is in love with a geisha and plans to marry her, despite her plans to live the life of an artist. The chief's young sister is desperate to find a suitable husband.
Land of Demons: The Proto-Colonization of Ezochi, an Alternate Model of Japanese Expansion
Series: Most Downloaded · History and Historical Fiction · Hot Picks. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014 and represented by JaMa Literary Agency. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » History » Asian
(5.00)
Long before Japan was united under the Tokugawa Shogunate, the northern island of Ezo (modern Hokkaido) was invaded, ruled, and pillaged by the Japanese for financial and political gain, marginalizing the native people there. They never officially colonized the island until the late 1800s but for centuries, practiced "proto-colonization."
The Pride of Edo: Tobi and the Fire Brigades
You set the price! Words: 20,170. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Fires were so common in Edo that they gave birth to a saying: "fires and fights are the flowers of Edo." The men who formed the backbone of Edo's fire brigades were both feared and admired. They were the pre-cursors to the Yakuza, Japan's mafia. An in-depth look at the development of Edo's fire brigades - the first of its kind in English - this book examines their birth and impact on the city.
Japanese in Depth vol.5
Price: Free! Words: 8,970. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Japanese
(4.00)
This is vol.5 of the collection of monthly columns contributed to The Daily Yomiuri, Japan's nationwide English newspaper. It amusingly illustrates how mindsets are different between English and Japanese. It's an eye opener for English as well as Japanese.
Japanese in Depth vol.4
Price: Free! Words: 8,880. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Japanese
(5.00)
This is vol.4 of the collection of monthly columns contributed to The Daily Yomiuri, Japan's nationwide English newspaper. It amusingly illustrates how mindsets are different between English and Japanese. It's an eye opener for English as well as Japanese.
The Barefoot Sergeant
Price: Free! Words: 2,060. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
Short historical fiction. What happens to the "primitive" or "primal" art from Africa? The prices of African art are fueled by strange prejudices. In this story about Benin, a hero from the 1930s escapes oblivion and finds a home.
Japanese in Depth vol.2
Price: Free! Words: 8,770. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Japanese
(5.00)
This is vol.2 of the collection of monthly columns contributed to The Daily Yomiuri, Japan's nationwide English newspaper. It amusingly illustrates how mindsets are different between English and Japanese. It's an eye opener for English as well as Japanese.
A World Apart: The Rise and Fall of Saruwaka-cho
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,980. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian
Tracing the development of Edo's (pre-modern Tokyo)kabuki district, many behind the scenes dramas - amongst shogunate officials vying for power, between the actors and owners of the theatres, between the owners and investors - are revealed in this detailed history. Even in Tokugawa period Japan, government and big business worked hand in hand to protect their own interests.
With Honor Veiled
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,580. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011 by Cosmic Legends. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Yoshitune is a young samurai who has ventured into the streets of Edo. While there, he soon discovers that beings out of myth are walking the streets. After meeting up with a world-weary Tengu, Yoshitsune and Tomiko become involved with the centuries old plotting of the villianous Naga and the fate of the Tokugawa Shogunate is at stake.