The Kimono Tattoo by Rebecca Copeland audiobook

The Kimono Tattoo

By Rebecca Copeland
Read by Theresa Bakken

Brother Mockingbird, Blackstone Publishing 9781734495058
12.36 Hours 1
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American translator Ruth Bennett peels back layers of haunting secrets in a revered kimono dynasty. “I jostled her shoulder and noticed when I did that her skin was cold to the touch, her entire torso was covered in tattoos of kimono motifs.” This ghastly scene was the last thing Ruth Bennett expected to encounter when she agreed to translate a novel by a long-forgotten Japanese writer. Returning to her childhood home in Kyoto had promised safety and solitude, but Ruth soon finds the storyline in the novel leaking into her everyday life. Fictional characters turn out to be frighteningly real. Using her intimate knowledge of both kimono and Kyoto, Ruth must confront a vicious killer along with her own painful family secrets.

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Summary

Summary

American translator Ruth Bennett peels back layers of haunting secrets in a revered kimono dynasty.

“I jostled her shoulder and noticed when I did that her skin was cold to the touch, her entire torso was covered in tattoos of kimono motifs.”

This ghastly scene was the last thing Ruth Bennett expected to encounter when she agreed to translate a novel by a long-forgotten Japanese writer. Returning to her childhood home in Kyoto had promised safety and solitude, but Ruth soon finds the storyline in the novel leaking into her everyday life. Fictional characters turn out to be frighteningly real. Using her intimate knowledge of both kimono and Kyoto, Ruth must confront a vicious killer along with her own painful family secrets.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A delicate and intricate novel, pieced together like a mosaic, that just blew me away. The author shows a strikingly deep knowledge of Japanese literature and kimono culture.” Natsuo Kirino, Edgar Award–nominated author
“An intriguing mystery wrapped inside the beautifully rendered world of Kyoto. Rebecca Copeland’s intimate knowledge of Japanese culture and custom shine throughout this novel. ” Susan Perabo, author of The Broken Places
“It is not simply an exciting page-turner you cannot put down, but also an intricate thriller uniquely informed with the ‘kimono and tattoo philosophy.’” Xiaolong Qiu, author of the award-winning Inspector Chen series

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Author Bio: Rebecca Copeland

Author Bio: Rebecca Copeland

Rebecca Copeland is a writer of fiction and literary criticism and a translator of Japanese literature. Her stories travel between Japan and the American South and touch on questions of identity, belonging, and self-discovery. Her translation of Kirino Natsuo’s The Goddess Chronicle won the PEN Translates Award, English PEN in 2013, and the Japan-US Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature, 2014–2015. After earning a PhD in Japanese literature at Columbia University, Copeland is now a professor at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.36
Audience: Adult
Language: English