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The Garden of Evening Mists

The Garden of Evening Mists
 

It's Malaya, 1949. After studying law at Cambrige and time spent helping to prosecute Japanese war criminals, Yun Ling Teoh, seeks solace among the jungle fringed plantations of Northern Malaya where she grew up as a child. There she discovers Yugiri, the only Japanese garden in ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781905802494
Published 2 November 2011 by Myrmidon Books Ltd
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Eng, Tan Twan

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ISBN-13 9781905802494
ISBN-10 1905802498
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Myrmidon Books Ltd
Imprint Myrmidon Books Ltd
Publication Date 2 November 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Eng, Tan Twan
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Interest Age All ages
Reading Age All ages
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 448
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 36mm
Weight 590g
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 440271

Description of this Book

It's Malaya, 1949. After studying law at Cambrige and time spent helping to prosecute Japanese war criminals, Yun Ling Teoh, herself the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp, seeks solace among the jungle fringed plantations of Northern Malaya where she grew up as a child. 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 Kuala Lumpur, 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 her sensei and his art while, outside the garden, the threat of murder and kidnapping from the guerrillas of the jungle hinterland increases with each passing day. But the Garden of Evening Mists is also a place of mystery. Who is Aritomo and how did he come to leave Japan? Why is it that Yun Ling's friend and host Magnus Praetorius, seems to almost immune from the depredations of the Communists? What is the legend of 'Yamashita's Gold' and does it have any basis in fact? And is the real story of how Yun Ling managed to survive the war perhaps the darkest secret of all?

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Awards Shortlisted for Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2012.

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Author's Bio

Tan Twan Eng was born in Penang but lived in various places in Malaysia as a child. He studied law through the University of London and later worked as lawyer in one of Kuala Lumpur's most reputable law firms. He also has a first-dan ranking in aikido and is a strong proponent for the conservation of heritage buildings. His debut novel, The Gift of Rain was long-listed for the ManBooker Prize. Tan Twan Eng lives in Cape Town where he is working on his third novel.

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