Postcards from Tokyo

Author(s): Wendy Nelson Tokunaga


These six stories are all inspired by Tokyo, a magical place that writer Wendy Nelson Tokunaga has observed both first-hand and from afar. A Tokyo teenager obsessed with becoming an idol singer despite her mother's trepidations. An American bar hostess searching for solace yet unable to escape her own demons. An unlikely cross-cultural friendship that is deepened through the way of tea. A Japanese single woman stuck in a rut who finds joy in a cluttered life. A pop star who makes a fatal mistake and has no choice but to pay the price. A San Francisco cat that becomes a stowaway in hopes of making it big in Japan. Poignant but also often laced with humor, these mesmerizing stories in Postcards from Tokyo (the first in a series of short story collections) are sure to both entertain and move readers.


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Wendy Nelson Tokunaga is a native San Franciscan who has been obsessed with Japan and Japanese culture for many years. She has been, at different times, an award-winning singer/songwriter and novelist, and karaoke champion. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from University of San Francisco and is currently a writing teacher, developmental editor, Twitter aficionado and cat servant. She loves to write and edit in cafes, and lives with her Osaka-born husband in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit her at and follow her on Twitter at @Wendy_Tokunaga

General Fields

  • : 9781539437628
  • : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • : October 2016
  • : 203mm X 127mm X 8mm
  • : United States
  • : books

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  • : Paperback / softback
  • : black & white illustrations
  • : Wendy Nelson Tokunaga