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My Name Is SEI Shonagon

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In a small incense shop in modern Tokyo, amid the manic consumerism of cartoon-colored Shibuya youth culture, incense is still made in the ancient way--slowly ground by hand and matured over time. Above the shop, a young woman sits behind a painted screen, listening to men unburden themselves about their work-dominated lives. She calls herself "Sei Shonagon," after the eleventh-century woman who wrote The Pillow Book. This exquisite first novel is a Pillow Book for the twenty-first century; its "Sei" is a young woman who, as a child, moved to Japan from America to live with her strict, tradition-obsessed uncle after the death of her parents, an American academic and a Japanese student. As the novel opens, "Sei," now a young woman, lies in a hospital bed, hearing sounds around her, unable to speak except silently to herself-"I don't even know if you are still alive...I'm going to talk to you anyway, tell you everything I remember." Thus her story unfolds, back to a dark past and toward an unimaginable fate.

Synopsis:

Sharply evocative, atmospheric, and suspenseful, My Name Is Sei Shonagon--with rights sold in eight countries before publication--adds an exciting new dimension to literature about Japan in the way that Memoirs of a Geisha has done, and introduces a fantast

About the Author

Jan Blensdorf is an Australian journalist and arts columnist who now lives in England and France. My Name is Sei Shonagon grew out of two years she spent living and working in Tokyo. It is her first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781585674435
Author:
Blensdorf, Jan
Publisher:
The Overlook Press
Location:
Woodstock, NY
Subject:
General
Subject:
Hospital patients
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Tokyo
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Series Volume:
UT-02.16
Publication Date:
20031110
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.31x5.60x.71 in. .66 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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