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Inhaltsangabe: When an epidemic threatens to destroy the silk trade in France, Herve Joncour leaves his small town and travels to Japan to obtain eggs for a fresh breeding of silk worms. There he falls in love with another man's concubine, and during subsequent visits their secret and silent affair develops.
From the Inside Flap: This startling, sensual, hypnotically compelling novel tells a story of adventure, sexual enthrallment, and a love so powerful that it unhinges a man's life. In 1861 French silkworm merchant Hervé Joncour is compelled to travel to Japan, where, in the court of an enigmatic nobleman, he meets a woman. They do not touch; they do not even speak. And he cannot read the note she sends him until he has returned to his country. But in the moment he does, Joncour is possessed. The same spell will envelop anyone who reads Silk, a work that has the compression of a fable, the evocative detail of the greatest historical fiction, and the devastating erotic force of a dream.
Verlag: The Harvill Press
Buchbeschreibung Canongate Books. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - France, 1861. When an epidemic threatens to wipe out the silk trade in France, Herve Joncour (a young silkworm 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. 160 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781841958354
Buchbeschreibung Harvill Pr, United Kingdom, 1997. Wrappers. Buchzustand: Fine. First U.k. Edition. UNCORRECTED PROOF. Quality, Value, Experience. Media Shipped in New Boxes. Artikel-Nr. LD6769