Beyond Memoirs of a Geisha: Five Other Great Japan Novels

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being was shortlisted for the 2013 Booker Prize. It’s an intertwined story, told in alternating chapters, of two protagonists – Nao, a teenage Japanese-American girl writing a diary from a maid café in Tokyo’s Akiba (Akihabara, or “Electricity Town”), and Ruth, [...]