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Eto Mori

Eto Mori 森絵都

Eto Mori  (1968–)  is a Tokyo native. Rizumu (Rhythm), her debut work, won the Kodansha Award for New Writers of Children's Literature in 1990. Numerous prizewinning works of juvenile fiction followed, including Uchu no minashigo (Orphans of the Universe), Tsuki no fune (Moon Ship), Karafuru (Colorful), and Daibu!! (Dive!!). In 2006 she won the Naoki Prize for Kaze ni maiagaru biniiru shiito (Plastic Sheet Flying in the Wind). Though best known for youth-oriented novels, she has earned critical acclaim in genres extending from children's picture books to adult fiction. With a superlative ear for realistic dialogue, she is one of the most celebrated female writers of fiction in Japan today.

Books by Eto Mori
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    Plastic Sheet Flying in the Wind

    This daring work?one of the first written for general readership by a celebrated author of children's and YA books?encompasses themes not easily contained in the short-story format. Six diverse stories present earnest people living hopelessly awkward live …

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    The Eternal Exit

    The setting for all nine of the short stories in this collection is a housing development in a Tokyo suburb, 40 minutes by bicycle from the nearest train station. The episodes span the preteen and teenage years of an impressionable young heroine who is pa …

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    The Popular Kid’s Secret

    It's Valentine's Day?in Japan, a day when girls give presents of chocolate to boys as an expression of their affection. While Keita receives just one gift, his classmate Komatsu gets 27. Why the big difference? Keita thinks Komatsu must know some special …

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    Dive!!

    Demanding both precision and beauty, the sport of diving involves springing into the air from a ten-meter-high board and executing your moves in the 1.4 seconds it takes to hit the water. This popular cycle of novels follows the travails of three teenage …

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