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The Storyteller and His Three Daughters

The Storyteller and His Three Daughters

Lian Hearn's TALES OF THE OTORI sold over 4 million copies worldwide. Now she brings us a story about storytelling, and about love, intrigue and betrayal.

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ISBN 9780733630293
Published 24 September 2013 by Hachette
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Hearn, Lian
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ISBN-13 9780733630293
ISBN-10 0733630294
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Hachette
Imprint Hachette Australia
Publication Date 24 September 2013
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hearn, Lian
Category Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 149mm
Height: 233mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 360g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Historical & Mythological Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 429076

Description of this Book

'While I was disengaging myself from all emotion, audiences were demanding ever more emotional stories, filled with human passion and, shameful or not as it might be, a part of myself still wanted to give them that, to hold them spellbound and leave them thirsting for more.' Sei is a storyteller. It s 1884 in Tokyo, and for fifty years he has been a master of his art, but now he is starting to wonder if the new world has left him behind. Momentous changes are taking place, and everyone is looking for novelty and excitement. Just when he thinks he will never write again, his own life and the lives of the people around him begin to spiral providing the inspiration for the greatest story he has ever told. A story of love, jealousy, intrigue, and betrayal. At home his daughters' marriages are falling apart, and coming back together again, and in his neighbourhood, he bears witness to a love entanglement so strange and threatening not even his audiences will believe it. Set against the backdrop of Japan s first incursions into Korea and a changing political landscape, Sei offers wise and witty reflections on the perils and delights of storytelling, its lies and, ultimately, its truth.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review For readers who want to be entertained, but not at the cost of good writing, THE STORY TELLER AND HIS THREE DAUGHTERS is the best kind of novel exquisitely crafted prose, fully developed, believable characters, well-researched historically and above all, a gripping plot - The Canberra Times; The Saturday Age; The Sydney Morning Herald

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Author's Bio

Lian Hearn is the author of the Tales of Otori, which began with Across the Nightingale Floor, and is a bestselling series around the world, and Blossoms and Shadows. Lian has made many trips to Japan and has studied Japanese.

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