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If You Follow Me: A Novel
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"I love, love, love If You Follow Me. It's fearlessly honest, occasionally heartbreaking, and extremely funny, and I can't recommend it highly enough." — Curtis Sittenfeld, New York Times bestselling author of Prep and American Wife

"Graceful, smart, and filled with wonder, If You Follow Me is a heartfelt delight from beginning to end." — Michelle Richmond, bestselling author of The Year of Fog

Beautifully wrought and deftly written, If You Follow Me is the stunning debut novel from author Malena Watrous. It tells the story of Marina, who moves to Japan to teach English shortly after her father's tragic suicide, and finds unexpected solace with her Japanese supervisor and seemingly indifferent neighbors. Fans of the works of Curtis Sittenfeld, Diana Spechler, and Min Jin Lee, as well as those interested in Japanese culture, will love If You Follow Me.

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