The Garden of Evening Mists

September 4, 2012|
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
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Winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize, an "elegant and haunting novel of war, art and memory" (The Independent) from the critically acclaimed author ofThe Gift of Rain.Malaya, 1951. Yun Ling Teoh, the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp, seeks solace among the jungle-fringed tea plantations of Cameron Highlands. There she discovers Yugiri, the only Japanese garden in Malaya, and its owner and creator, the enigmatic Aritomo, exiled former gardener of the emperor of Japan. Despite her hatred of the Japanese, Yun Ling seeks to engage Aritomo to create a garden in memory of her sister, who died in the camp. Aritomo refuses but agrees to accept Yun Ling as his apprentice "until the monsoon comes." Then she can design a garden for herself.As the months pass, Yun Ling finds herself intimately drawn to the gardener and his art, while all around them a communist guerilla war rages. But theGarden of Evening Mistsremains a place of mystery. Who is Aritomo and how did he come to leave Japan? And is the real story of how Yun Ling managed to survive the war perhaps the darkest secret of all?
Tan Twan Engwas born in Penang, Malaysia, but lived in various places in Malaysia as a child. He worked as an Intellectual Property lawyer before resigning from his position to write his novel,The Gift of Rain. His second novel,The Garden of Evening Mists, will be published in the United Kingdom in February 2012.The Gift of Rainwas nom...
Title:The Garden of Evening Mists
Product dimensions:352 pages, 9.12 X 6.12 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:352 pages, 9.12 X 6.12 X 1 in
Published:September 4, 2012
Publisher:Hachette Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781602861800

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