The Samurai's GardenBook - 1995
On 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 beautiful 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. [In this novel, the author], with lines as ... telling, and dazzling as the best of Oriental art, has created a small, moving masterpiece.-Back cover.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1995
Characteristics: 211 p. ; 22 cm