The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama

The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama

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OVERVIEW

 The daughter of a Chinese mother and a Japanese father, Tsukiyama uses the Japanese invasion of China during the late 1930s as a somber backdrop for her unusual story about a 20-year-old Chinese painter named Stephen who is sent to his family's summer home in a Japanese coastal village to recover from a bout with tuberculosis. Here he is cared for by Matsu, a reticent housekeeper and a master gardener. Over the course of a remarkable year, Stephen learns Matsu's secret and gains not only physical strength, but also profound spiritual insight. Matsu is a samurai of the soul, a man devoted to doing good and finding beauty in a cruel and arbitrary world, and Stephen is a noble student, learning to appreciate Matsu's generous and nurturing way of life and to love Matsu's soulmate, gentle Sachi, a woman afflicted with leprosy.

PRODUCT INFO

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin 
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9780312144074
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0312144074
  • Item Weight : 6.9 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.48 x 0.57 x 8.2 inches