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N.P. by  Banana Yoshimoto - First American Edition - 1994 - from Bookmarc's and


by Yoshimoto, Banana

Condition: Good/Very Good

Hamden, Connecticut, USA: Grove Press, 1994. BC5 - A tight, clean, sound copy with very minor overall shelf wear plus the front endpaper has been removed as part of the library's withdrawal process plus the book is slightly shelf cocked plus there are the usual library stamps on the top outside paper edges and front freepaper. The dust jacket shows no visible signs of wear plus it is still in the original library mylar sleeve plus there is the usual library label on the spine. Translated from the Japanese by Ann Sherif. A celebrated Japanese writer has committed suicide, leaving behind a collection of stories written in English. But the book may never be published in his native Japan: each translator who takes up the ninety-eigth story chooses death also. By the author of "Kitchen". 194p.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Ex-Library.


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