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    • The Emissary

    • By: Yoko Tawada, Margaret Mitsutani - translator
    • Narrated by: Julian Cihi
    • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Japan, after suffering from a massive irreparable disaster, cuts itself off from the world. Children are so weak they can barely stand or walk: the only people with any get-go are the elderly. Mumei lives with his grandfather Yoshiro, who worries about him constantly. They carry on a day-to-day routine in what could be viewed as a post-Fukushima time, with all the children born ancient - frail and gray-haired, yet incredibly compassionate and wise. Mumei may be enfeebled and feverish, but he is a beacon of hope, full of wit and free of self-pity and pessimism.

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Memoirs of a Polar Bear

    • By: Yoko Tawada, Susan Bernofsky
    • Narrated by: Christa Lewis, Paul Woodson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Three generations (grandmother, mother, son) of polar bears are famous as both circus performers and writers in East Germany. They are polar bears who move in human society, stars of the ring and of the literary world. In chapter one, the grandmother matriarch in the Soviet Union accidentally writes a best-selling autobiography.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully crafted

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-16-18

    Regular price: $27.99