Silk : A Story of War

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Alessandro Baricco, Ann Goldstein
Format
Paperback | 160 pages
Dimensions
128 x 196 x 12mm | 117.93g
Publication date
07 Sep 2006
Publisher
Canongate Books Ltd
Publication City/Country
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Main
ISBN10
1841958352
ISBN13
9781841958354
Bestsellers rank
44,623