Motions and Moments

  • by Michael Pronko
  • Narrated by Marcio Catalano
  • 4 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Motions and Moments is the third book by Michael Pronko on the fluid feel and vibrant confusions of Tokyo life. These essays burrow into the unique intensities that suffuse the city and ponder what they mean to its millions of inhabitants.
Based on Pronko's 18 years living, teaching, and writing in Tokyo, these essays on how Tokyoites work, dress, commute, eat, and sleep are steeped in insights into the city's odd structures, intricate pleasures, and engaging undertow.
Included are essays on living to size and loving the crowd, on Tokyo's dizzying uncertainties and daily satisfactions, and on the 2011 earthquake. This collection captures the ceaseless flow and passing flashes of life in the biggest city in the world with gentle humor and rich detail.
Awards for Motions and Moments:


Gold Award Readers’ Favorite Non-Fiction Cultural
Gold Award Global E-Book Awards Travel Writing
Gold Award Non-Fiction Author’s Association
Gold Honoree Independent Book Publishers Association
Winner Best Indie Book Award Non-Fiction
Silver Medal 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Best Adult Non-Fiction
Indie Groundbreaking Book by Independent Publisher Book Review
Finalist National Indie Excellence Awards
Finalist Foreword's Indiefab Book of the Year Awards
Finalist Travel: Guides & Essays 2016 International Book Awards
Finalist Travel Independent Author Network
Semi-Finalist Kindle Book Review Awards

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What the Critics Say

"It captures the nuances Westerners find puzzling about Japan and translates them into digestible, vivid insights." (Midwest Book Review)
"Pronko is an insightful author capable of seeing a deeper beauty in everything he writes." (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.” (Feathered Quill Book Reviews)

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Interesting look at life in Tokyo

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This was a very interesting look at life in Tokyo by someone who knows. I felt like I really knew what it would be like to be there and made me want to go. I loved it. I would read more from this author.

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- cps

Great insight and look into Tokyo

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The narration and visuals spoken of captured the essence of Tokyo.


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- Daman

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-24-2016
  • Publisher: Raked Gravel Press