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NICHOLAI HEL....
Born in the ravages of WWI China to an aristocratic Russian mother and a mysterious German father, raised in the spiritual gardens of a Japanese Go master, he survives the destruction of Hiroshima to emerge as the world's most artful lover and it's most accomplished and highly paid assassin. Genius, mystic, master of language and culture, Hel's secret is his determination to attain a rare kind of personal excellence, a state of effortless perfection..... shibumi. Now living in an isolated mountain fortress with his magnificent Eurasion mistress, Hel faces his most sinister enemy --- a super-monolith of espionage and monopoly. The battle lines are drawn, ruthless power and corruption on one side and on the other...... SHIBUMI

Maybe the best book I've ever read.

16 editions First published in 1979

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Shibumi (Library Edition)
October 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio cassette in English
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Shibumi (Library Edition)
October 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks
MP3 CD in English - Unabridged edition
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Shibumi [UNABRIDGED]
July 1, 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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Shibumi (Library Edition)
October 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio CD in English
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Shibumi: a novel
2005, Three Rivers Press
in English - 1st Three Rivers Press ed.
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Shibumi: A Novel
May 10, 2005, Three Rivers Press
Paperback in English
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Shibumi [UNABRIDGED]
July 1, 2005, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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Shibumi
January 1992, Ulverscroft Large Print Books
Hardcover in English - Large Prnt edition
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Shibumi
June 1985, Lectorum Pubns Inc (J)
Paperback
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Shibumi
1984, Elsevier
in Dutch - Tweede druk
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Shibumi
February 12, 1983, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
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Shibumi
June 1983, Lectorum Pubns Inc (J)
Hardcover in English
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Shibumi
1981, Charnwood
in English - Large print ed., 1st Charnwood ed.
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Shibumi
August 12, 1981, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
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Shibumi
May 12, 1980, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
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Shibumi
1979, Crown Publishers
in English

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