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Yuka Murayama

Yuka Murayama 村山由佳

Yuka Murayama  (1964–)  got off to an excellent start as a writer. In 1993 her debut novel, Tenshi no tamago: enjerusu eggu (Angel's Egg), won the Shosetsu Subaru New Writers' Award. This work went on to be a bestseller, moving over a million copies and making it to the silver screen in a 2006 film adaptation. Oishii kohi no irekata (How to Brew Delicious Coffee), first published in 1994, has grown into a full-fledged series of more than 10 volumes. In 2003 Murayama garnered the Naoki Prize for Hoshiboshi no fune (Voyage Through Stars), sending her career to still greater heights. Her 2009 Daburu fantaji (Double Fantasy), about a married woman who sets out on sexual adventures away from home, won three literary prizes, including the Shibata Renzaburo Award. She is in her element when writing about women's explorations of sex. Her other novels include Hotoki (A Dissolute Life), Adaruto ejukeshon (Adult Education), and Hanayoi (Intoxicating Flowers).
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Books by Yuka Murayama
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    Voyage Through Stars

    As the author herself describes it, this novel is "a view of the constellation that is a family; a tale of loves that could not be; and a gentle unraveling of personal histories?things that have come to pass and those that are yet to be." Each of the fir …

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    Intoxicating Flowers

    Written in emotionally charged prose, this provocative novel?explores the place of sex, including sadomasochism, in the relationship between husband and wife. Asako is the only daughter of a Tokyo kimono merchant, an enterprising woman with a strong sense …

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    Double Fantasy

    Television writer Natsu Takato, 35, acquired a taste for pleasuring herself while still in kindergarten, and continues to have a strong sexual appetite. This novel, a powerful work penetrating the psychology of a woman who uses sex to stimulate her creati …

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