By: Alessandro Baricco

$19.95
 
 
ISBN
9780099448839
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
 
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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France, 1861. When an epidemic threatens to wipe out the silk trade in France, Herv-Joncour, a young silk breeder, has to travel overland to distant Japan, out of bounds to foreigners, to smuggle out healthy silkworms.

In the course of his secret negotiations with the local baron, Joncour's attention is arrested by the man's concubine, a girl who does not have oriental eyes. Although they are unable to exchange so much as a word, love blossoms between them, a love that is conveyed in a number of recondite messages.

How their secret affair develops is told in this remarkable love story. As haunting as a strain of passionate music, 'Silk' is an enchantment, an exquisite narrative and a stylistic tour de force.
ISBN:
9780099448839
Publication Date:
02 / 06 / 2003
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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