The Snow Kimono

Author(s): Mark Henshaw

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*Winner, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, NSW Premier's Literary Awards *Shortlisted, Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Queensland Literary Awards and ACT Book of the Year Award Paris: 1989. Recently retired Inspector of Police Auguste Jovert receives a letter from a woman who claims to be his daughter. Two days later, a stranger from Japan comes knocking on his door...'A leading contender for the best book I have read this year.' Australian 'Wonderful...A novel of detection, a thriller of the intellect.' Sydney Morning Herald 'A novel of exquisite beauty, which evades categorisation...A plot summary conveys little of The Snow Kimono's subtlety, delicacy and sadness, or of the many moral and philosophical questions it poses.' The Times 'Gripping...Each chapter builds on the one before, unfolding through levels of story to unpack deeper and deeper truths.' Guardian 'Stunning and hypnotic...A deep reflection on life, memory, love and loss...Astoundingly evocative...You won't read another novel like The Snow Kimono this year, or perhaps for many to come.' Asian Review of Books


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Winner of NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction 2015 (Australia) and ACT Book of the Year Award 2015 (Australia). Short-listed for Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2015 (Australia) and Queensland Literary Awards, University of Queensland Fiction Book Award 2015 (Australia). Long-listed for Voss Literary Award 2015 (Australia).

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General Fields

  • : 9781925240696
  • : Text Publishing Co
  • : The Text Publishing Company
  • : January 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 27mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mark Henshaw
  • : Paperback
  • : 316
  • : en
  • : 823.92
  • : 416