Beyond the Blossoming Fields

Beyond the Blossoming Fields

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By (author) Junichi Watanabe, Translated by Deborah Stuhr Iwabuchi, Translated by Anna Isozaki

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  • Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 350 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 198mm x 26mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Surrey
  • ISBN 10: 1846880785
  • ISBN 13: 9781846880780
  • Sales rank: 407,545

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The sudden thought reverberated to the centre of Gin's being. It filled the emptiness in her nineteen-year-old heart, that of a girl whose marriage had failed and who was faced with a future devoid of hope. As a young girl from a wealthy family, Ginko Ogino seems set for a conventional life in the male-dominated society of nineteenth-century Japan. But when she contracts gonorrhoea from her husband, she suffers the ignominy of divorce. Forced to bear the humiliation of being treated by male doctors, she resolves to become a doctor herself in order to treat fellow female sufferers and spare them some of the shame she had to endure. As more and more obstacles are placed before her, will she give in to social pressure or continue to fight against her world and her times?

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Born in Hokkaido, Jun'ichi Watanabe became interested in literature in high school. After graduating at Sapporo Medical University, he worked as an orthopaedic surgeon, but in 1969 he resigned his post and moved to Tokyo to pursue a full-time career as a writer. The recipient of prestigious literary awards such as the Naoki Prize and the Yoshikawa Eiji Prize, Watanabe has written numerous scientific texts as well as biographical books and works of fiction, many of which have been made into films.