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Gai-Jin
James Clavell

Classification : Historical Fiction
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Hodder Paperbacks
Page Extent : 1232
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340766170
Price : 699

About the book

'A herculean achievement . . . strong plot and strong characterisation' The Times

It is 1862 and Japan is a land in chaos as the power of the Shogun wanes and the rival factions plan to restore the Emperor. In Yokohama, the gai-jin, the hated foreigners, seek to profit from the chaos. At the head of the Noble House - and heir to the title of Tai-Pan - stands Malcolm Struan, who is determined to become his own man and marry the woman he loves. At the head of the Shogunate party is the Lord Yoshi, a direct descendant of Shogun Toranaga, who shares all of his ancestor's cunning and ambition.

'A passionate portrait of suffering . . . a strange and gripping tale of a nation's deflowerment' Mail on Sunday


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A herculean achievement . . . strong plot and strong characterisation>
GAI-JIN is a major read>
A world of intrigue, violence and betrayal, where the only certainty is that that no-one can be trusted>
A grand historical perspective that makes us feel we're understanding how today's Japan came into being . . . absorbing . . . full of rich characters and complicated action>
A passionate portrait of suffering ... a strange and gripping tale of a nation's deflowerment>
     
James Clavell
James Clavell the son of a Royal Navy family was educated in Portsmouth before as a young artillery officer he was captured by the Japanese at the Fall of Singapore. It was on this experience that his...(+)
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