The Samurai's Garden
Gail Tsukiyama (Author)
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DescriptionOn the eve of the Second World War, a young Chinese man is sent to his family's summer home in Japan to recover from tuberculosis. He will rest, swim in the salubrious sea, and paint in the brilliant shoreside light. It will be quiet and solitary. But he meets four local residents - a lovely young Japanese girl and three older people. What then ensues is a tale that readers will find at once classical yet utterly unique. Young Stephen has his own adventure, but it is the unfolding story of Matsu, Sachi, and Kenzo that seizes your attention and will stay with you forever. Tsukiyama, with lines as clean, simple, telling, and dazzling as the best of Oriental art, has created an exquisite little masterpiece.
St. Martin's Griffin
April 15, 1996
5.48 X 8.2 X 0.59 inches | 0.46 pounds
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About the Author
Born to a Chinese mother and a Japanese father in San Francisco, Gail Tsukiyama now lives in El Cerrito, California. Her novels include Dreaming Water, Women of the Silk, The Language of Threads, and Night of Many Dreams.
"Tsukiyama brings a fluid, smooth elegance to the complicated story she tells." --The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
"An exraordinary graceful and moving novel about goodness and beauty. Tsukiyama is a wise and spellbinding storytelling." --Booklist
"Beautifully crafted . . . Tsukiyama's writing is crystalline and delicate, and notably in her evocative of time and place." --Publishers Weekly