The Garden of Evening Mists (Paperback)
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DescriptionThis International Bestseller was the Winner of the Man Asian Literary Prize 2012, Winner of the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction 2013, Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2012; and, Shortlisted for the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. "With ravishing sensuousness, it conjures up the lush landscapes and tea estates of Malaya during the 1950s Emergency...A haunting novel about memory". (Sunday Times Books of the Year). In the highlands of Malaya, a woman sets out to build a memorial to her sister, killed at the hands of the Japanese during the brutal Occupation of their country. Yun Ling's quest leads her to The Garden of Evening Mists, and to Aritomo, a man of extraordinary skill and reputation, once the gardener of the Emperor of Japan. When she accepts his offer to become his apprentice, she begins a journey into her past, inextricably linked with the secrets of her troubled country's history.
- Published: 15 November 2012
- Format: Paperback 352 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781782110170 ISBN 10: 1782110178
- Sales rank: 3,877
Reviews for The Garden of Evening Mists
I was truly captivated by this novel, which had been short listed for the 2012 Man Booker. From the first page to the last the tale gently unfolded, revealing layer upon layer of the story. I just did not want the book to finish. Tan Twan Eng has written a novel that takes the reader on an amazing journey. by Wendy SEKULOFF
- Top review
Utterly breath taking
Superb does not do this justice - it is a book to read quietly and alone where you can savor every word, sound and feeling.
It is real in a way that most books which discuss prisoner of war, torture etc never are.
Gift of Rain was excellent, this, so much more. by Catherine Spence