Artist Of The Floating World

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The year is 1948. Japan is rebuilding her cities after the calamity of WW2. Masuji Ono, the celebrated painter, reflects on a life and career touched by the rise of Japanese militarism.

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1948: Japan is rebuilding her cities after the calamity of World War II, her people putting defeat behind them and looking to the future. The celebrated painter Masuji Ono fills his days attending to his garden, his two grown daughters and his grandson, and his evenings drinking with old associates in quiet lantern-lit bars. His should be a tranquil retirement. But as his memories continually return to the past – to a life and a career deeply touched by the rise of Japanese militarism – a dark shadow begins to grow over his serenity.

‘An exquisite novel.’ Observer

‘Pitch-perfect . a tour de force of unreliable narration.’ Guardian

‘A work of spare elegance: refined, understated, economic.’ Sunday Times

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Weight 0.176 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

206

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K