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.
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 www.WendyTokunaga.com and follow her on Twitter at @Wendy_Tokunaga