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Motions and Moments: More Essays on Tokyo by [Pronko, Michael]
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"This book sparkles and succeeds as a love letter of sorts to Tokyo. The author's writing is a joy to read, with wonderful phrasing and vivid descriptions." OnlineBookClub 
 
"This is a memoir to be savored like a fine red wine, crafted with supreme care by a man who clearly has fallen in love with his adopted city." Publishers Daily Reviews 
 
"Each essay is like a self-contained explanation of one facet of life in the context of a grander conversation, and each one is a complete work in its own right...almost like a fictional novel." Reader's Favorite
 
"It captures the nuances Westerners find puzzling about Japan and translates them into digestible, vivid insights no visitor should be without." Midwest Book Review
 
"An insightful author capable of seeing a deeper beauty in everything he writes, and this collection is something to behold." Self-Publishing Review
 
"Motions and Moments is a terrific series of essays that captures the essence and allure of Tokyo with a lot of heart infused in the work." Feathered Quill Book Reviews

“As with every essay in this book, the earthquake pieces see Pronko finding the human truths in a subject that could easily be discussed with sweeping generality and platitude. Therein lies his talent as a writer, as well as the groundbreaking nature of his immensely readable work.” IndependentPublisher.com

“His approach to writing the essays about Tokyo and its inhabitants is an unexpected delight, both clever and insightful where he depicts not only the blemishes of Japanese culture but also the finer things it has to offer.” BookPleasures.com

“Pronko’s essays are intriguing, reminding readers of the importance of immersing in other cultures beyond surface-level tourism.” IndieReader


Awards for Motions and Moments
Gold Award Readers’ Favorite
Gold Award Global E-Book Awards
Gold Award Non-Fiction Author’s Association
Gold Honoree Independent Book Publishers Association
Winner Best Indie Book Award
Silver Medal Independent Publisher Book Awards
Indie Groundbreaking Book by Independent Publisher Book Review
Finalist National Indie Excellence Awards
Finalist Foreword’s Indiefab Book of the Year Awards
Finalist International Book Awards
Finalist Travel Independent Author Network

Awards for Tokyo’s Mystery Deepens
Gold Award eLit Awards Essays/Creative Non-Fiction
Silver Award eLit Awards Travel Essay

Awards for Beauty and Chaos
Gold Award eLit Awards Essays/Creative Non-Fiction
Silver Award eLit Awards Travel Essay
Gold Award Non-Fiction Author’s Association
Gold Award First Place Reader’s Favorite
Best Nonfiction Books of 2015 Doing Dewey

About the Author

Michael Pronko is the award-winning author of three collections of essays about life in Tokyo. He has written about Japanese culture, art, jazz, society, architecture and politics for Newsweek Japan, The Japan Times, Artscape Japan, as well as other venues. He has appeared on NHK and Nippon Television and runs his own website, jazz in Japan (jazzinjapan.com). He teaches American Literature and Culture at Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo and after class wanders Tokyo contemplating its intensity. Read more about him on his homepage.

Product details

  • File Size: 1753 KB
  • Print Length: 290 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1942410115
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Raked Gravel Press (December 22, 2015)
  • Publication Date: December 22, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B019IGFBWS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,104,134 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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