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Every now and then a novel appears, completely unlike anything that has appeared before. Across the Nightingale Floor is such a work-a magical creation of a world beyond time.

Set in an imaginary, ancient Japanese society dominated by warring clans, Across the Nightingale Floor is a story of a boy who is suddenly plucked from his life in a remote and peaceful village to find himself a pawn in a political scheme, filled with treacherous warlords, rivalry-and the intensity of first love. In a culture ruled by codes of honor and formal rituals, Takeo must look inside himself to discover the powers that will enable him to fulfill his destiny.

A work of transcendent storytelling with an appeal that crosses genres, genders, and generations, Across the Nightingale Floor is a rich and brilliantly constructed tale, mythic in its themes and epic in its vision. It is poised to become the most captivating novel of the year.

About the Author

Lian Hearn, born in England, has studied Japanese and has a lifelong interest in Japan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573222259
Author:
Hearn, Lian
Publisher:
Riverhead Hardcover
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Teenage boys
Subject:
Fantasy - Series
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Tales of the Otori
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20020826
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.75x6.69x1.45 in. 1.18 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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