Six stories, all inspired by Tokyo, a magical place that Wendy Nelson Tokunaga has observed both first-hand and from afar. Poignant, but also often laced with humor, these mesmerizing tales are sure to both entertain and move readers. 

"Tokunaga has a knack for telling stories about Japan that are culturally insightful while also being highly entertaining." —The Displaced Nation

"A fantastic, humorous compilation of six short stories inspired by life in Tokyo. Tokunaga’s characters are provocative yet likable and she uses a variety of techniques to surprise you until the very end." —Savvy Tokyo

A superb collection of short stories.”—Asian Review of Books



What happens when you fall down the rabbit hole and land in Tokyo?

A delightful novel about love, identity, and what it means to be adrift in a strange land. This story of a search has an Alice in Wonderland vibe; when Celeste climbs down the rabbit hole, one can't help but follow along.
–Michelle Richmond, New York Times bestselling author of The Year of Fog

"Tokunaga... describe[s] Japanese culture in absorbing detail."—Publishers Weekly

"A charmingly entertaining read." — Library Journal



Can Japanese expat Midori Saito find her American Dream and the perfect dessert?

"A terrific first novel." —San Francisco Chronicle

“Tokunaga depicts Midori's determination to create her own version of the American dream with exuberance [in this] delectably frothy debut.”
Publishers Weekly