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The Ten Loves of Nishino

By: Hiromi Kawakami,Allison Markin Powell - translator
Narrated by: Cindy Kay
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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling and beloved Japanese author Hiromi Kawakami (The Nakano Thrift Shop) tells the story of an enigmatic man through the voices of 10 remarkable women who have loved him.  

Each woman has succumbed, even if only for an hour, to that seductive, imprudent, and furtively feline man who drifted so naturally into their lives. Still clinging to the vivid memory of his warm breath and his indecipherable sentences, 10 women tell their stories as they attempt to recreate the image of the unfathomable Nishino. 

Like a modern Decameron, this humorous, sensual, and touching novel by one of Japan's best-selling and most beloved writers is a powerful and embracing portrait of the human comedy in 10 voices. Driven by desires that are at once unique and common, the women in this book are modern, familiar to us, and still mysterious. A little like Nishino himself.

©2003 Hiromi Kawakami (P)2020 Tantor

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Be the Flame, Not the Moth--Giacoma Casanova

The Ten Loves of Mr. Nishino by Hiromi Kawakami is odd and also pleasantly compelling. I love the premise of this book because it rings true. Nishino is a rather ordinary man who has an extraordinary ability to captivate women. The story is more about the women than it is about him. This work would probably make an interesting film. I enjoyed it. The performance by Cindy Kay was outstanding. I would recommend this book to hopeless romantics who also manage to remain grounded.

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This is the type of audiobook I can listen to repeatedly. I didn't love the story as much as Hiromi Kawasaki's "Strange Weather in Tokyo," but I still found the story very enjoyable and oddly soothing, odd because it's basically about a douche who somehow is able to win over many women. I also liked the voice of the narrator a lot.