Asia-influenced novels

A Listmania! list by A. D. MacFarlane (England, UK)
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The Fox Woman (A Tom Doherty Associates book)
1.  The Fox Woman (A Tom Doherty Associates book) by Kij Johnson
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  "A beautifully written tale of a fox who turns into a woman to be with a human man, and how this affects them and the man's wife."
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The King's Last Song
2.  The King's Last Song by Geoff Ryman
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  "In modern-day Cambodia, a gold-leaf manuscript is found - telling of historical King Jayavarman - but it sparks off violence. A sensitive examination of Cambodia's troubled past and present."
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The Love We Share Without Knowing
3.  The Love We Share Without Knowing by Christopher Barzak
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  "Expats and locals in Japan reach turning points in their lives, encountering the real and the strange on the way: ghosts, messages left in hotel rooms, & more."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Grass-Cutting Sword
4.  The Grass-Cutting Sword by Catherynne M. Valente
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  "A lyrical telling of trickster Susanoo-no-Mikoto's fall from heaven in search of his mother across Japan, and of the girls in an eight-headed monster's stomach."
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Yume No Hon: The Book of Dreams
5.  Yume No Hon: The Book of Dreams by Catherynne M Valente
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  "An old madwoman hermit in Japan dreams herself into strange landscapes and stories."
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The Enchantress of Florence (Vintage Magic)
6.  The Enchantress of Florence (Vintage Magic) by Salman Rushdie
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  "An enchantress once tried to steer her life.  The man claiming to be her son arrives at the Mughal court to tell his tale."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

Memoirs Of A Geisha
7.  Memoirs Of A Geisha by Arthur Golden
The list author says:
  "An old former-geisha tells her life's story in this beautifully detailed novel."
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Engine's Child
8.  Engine's Child by Holly Phillips
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  "A fantasy novel set in a strange world lightly influenced by India, just enough to give it a pleasantly different feel to most fantasy novels. That and its interesting plot make it worth a read."
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Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness
9.  Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness by Mike Allen
The list author says:
  "A short story instead of a novel: "Oblivion: A Journey" by Vandana Singh, a quest through a far-future world inspired by the Ramayana. The rest of the anthology is strong."
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The Drowning City (Necromancer Chronicles 1)
10.  The Drowning City (Necromancer Chronicles 1) by Amanda Downum
The list author says:
  "A good, fun fantasy novel in an Asia-influenced city, with small details like: banyan spirits, water spirits, local charms, food."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Air (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
11.  Air (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Geoff Ryman
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  "In an imaginary Asian country, the people of a small village struggle to cope with modern changes: how to adapt without losing themselves."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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