The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama audiobook

The Samurai's Garden: A Novel

By Gail Tsukiyama
Read by David Shih

Tantor Audio
8.81 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781665273275

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The daughter of a Chinese mother and a Japanese father, Gail Tsukiyama uses the Japanese invasion of China during the late 1930s as a somber backdrop for her unusual story about a twenty-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.

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Summary

The daughter of a Chinese mother and a Japanese father, Gail Tsukiyama uses the Japanese invasion of China during the late 1930s as a somber backdrop for her unusual story about a twenty-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.

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Editorial Reviews

An extraordinarily graceful and moving novel about goodness and beauty. . . . Tsukiyama is a wise and spellbinding storyteller. Booklist Starred Review

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Author Bio: Gail Tsukiyama

Author Bio: Gail Tsukiyama

Gail Tsukiyama was born in San Francisco to a Chinese mother and a Japanese father. Her novels include Dreaming Water, Women of the Silk, The Language of Threads, and The Samurai’s Garden. She lives in El Cerrito, California.

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Available Formats : CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 8.81
Audience: Adult
Language: English