The Stationmaster by Jiro Asada
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·         Book a best seller in Japan (unofficial sales number: 2,190,000 copies)

·         Book won Naoki award for popular fiction in 1997

·         1999 film starred 1970s yakuza film icon Ken Takakura, who won a best actor award at the 1999 Montreal Film Festival for his performance

·         Title film was Japan’s submission to the 72nd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film

·         Included story “Love Letter” also made into two feature films in 1998 (Love Letter) and 2001 (Failan)

·         Several others of author’s works made into films, including 2007’s Tsukigami (The Haunted Samurai)

·Book marketed in Japan as the book that “made millions of Japanese cry”

L to R (Western Style). To face the future, sometimes you need a little help from the past… An aging railway man facing the closure of his station and the sorrows of his past meets a mysterious young girl who brings an unexpected warmth to the old man’s cold and empty days. A man who has seen the rough side of life finds comfort in the memory of a wife he never knew. A husband and wife struggle to recapture the love they once shared by visiting the movie theater where they met as children. And more… In these eight short stories by award-winning author Jiro Asada, flawed characters haunted by loss find love, reconciliation and redemption in the most unexpected places.

 

About Jiro Asada

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Jiro Asada is the author of numerous popular novels, stories, and story lines for graphic novels. Many of his works have been made into films, TV dramas, and plays. His collection Poppoya (The Station Master) won the prestigious Naoki Award for popular fiction in 1997. The title story, originally published in 1995, was made into an extremely popular film in 1999.
 
Published May 19, 2009 by VIZ Media LLC. 200 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Education & Reference, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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