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Shipwrecks : Harvest Book - Akira Yoshimura

Shipwrecks

Harvest Book

Paperback

Published: 15th February 2000
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Isaku is a nine-year-old boy living in a remote, desperately poor fishing village on the coast of Japan. His people catch barely enough fish to live on, and so must distill salt to sell to neighboring villages. But this industry serves another, more sinister purpose: the fires of the salt cauldrons lure passing ships toward the shore and onto rocky shoals. When a ship runs aground, the villagers slaughter the crew and loot the cargo for rice, wine, and rich delicacies. One day a ship founders on the rocks. But Isaku learns that its cargo is far deadlier than could ever be imagined. Shipwrecks, the first novel by the great Japanese writer Yoshimura to be translated into English, is a stunningly powerful, Gothic tale of fate and retribution.

"Its evocation of ancient Japanese fishing culture is extraordinary in detail and verisimilitude. . . . It's a haunting read."-Los Angeles Times "Haunting and austerely beautiful . . . A story of narrative simplicity, paradox and emotional depth that recalls the classic Japanese films." -The New York Times

ISBN: 9780156008358
ISBN-10: 0156008351
Series: Harvest Book
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 15th February 2000
Publisher: Mariner Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.4  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.23