Butterfly in the Wind by Rei Kimura

Butterfly in the Wind

byRei Kimura

Kobo ebook | January 5, 2014

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This is the true story of the tragic life of Okichi Saito who became the pawn to placate Townsend Harris, the first American Consul to Japan in the turbulent mid 1800's. This poignant story takes place during a period in history when the "Black Ships" arrived in Japan and changed many lives, especially those of Okichi and her fiancé and lover, Tsurumatsu. Like a butterfly, Okichi was beautiful but fragile, easily tossed about and bruised by the stronger forces of political wheeling and dealing.
The story takes the readers on a journey from the wild windswept fishing village of Shimoda to the colorful world of the geishas Okichi was literally sold into, then onto the awesome stage of politics and power and finally to a lonely outcast who walked into the  icy waters of the Shimoda Bay one cold grey March morning…. 

 

Title:Butterfly in the WindFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:January 5, 2014Publisher:booksmangoLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:6162220125

ISBN - 13:9786162220128

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