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Christy Lau is on page 167 of 352 of Love in a Fallen City: Surreal to see a Penguin Modern Classic (!!) take place just a street over from where I live, and celebrating my home city with such palpable, understated lucidity. 🇭🇰

Thank you, Penguin, for this translation. I can’t wait to see our canon continue to broaden.
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The Bear and the Nightingale: ★★★★
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Vladimir Nabokov
“What I am thinking of is the man of imagination and science, whose courage is infinite because his curiosity surpasses his courage. Nothing will keep him back.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Lance

Kafū Nagai
“Oh, but once one has returned to the land of one's birth – there is no place more constricting – one's surroundings no longer permit such freedom, and one can no longer simply transcend the demands of social position.”
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Yūko Tsushima
“Living right in the heart of Tokyo itself is quite like living in the mountains – in the midst of so many people, one hardly sees anyone.”
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Italo Calvino
“To explode or to implode – said Qfwfq – that is the question: whether 'tis nobler in the mind to expand one's energies in space without restraint, or to crush them into a dense inner concentration.”
Italo Calvino, The Distance of the Moon

Kafū Nagai
“For her I would gladly ferry across the Sumida on the coldest winter day to buy her those sakura-mochi sweets from old Edo that she loved so much. But medicine? That is another matter. Not even on the warmest day would I want to go buy her medicine.”
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