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Silk

Translated by Ann Goldstein

France, 1861. When an epidemic threatens to wipe out the silk trade in France, Hervi Joncour, a young silk breeder, has to travel overland to distant Japan, out of bounds to foreigners, to smuggle out healthy silkworms.

In the course of his secret negotiations with the local baron, Joncour’s attention is arrested by the man’s concubine – a girl who does not have oriental eyes. Although they are unable to exchange so much as a word, love blossoms between them, a love that is conveyed in a number of obscure messages. How their secret affair develops is told in this remarkable love story.

As haunting as a strain of passionate music, Silk is an enchantment, an exquisite narrative and stylistic tour de force.

Alessandro Baricco
About the Author

Alessandro Baricco is the author of several works of fiction including, Ocean Sea, Silk, and City. He has won the Prix Médicis Étranger in France and the Selezione Campiello, Viareggio, and Palazzo del Bosco literary prizes in Italy. His international bestseller Silk has been translated into twenty-seven languages and is the basis of an opera by...

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Extent:
160pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
8 January 2007
ISBN:
9781921145483
AU Price:
$19.95
NZ Price:
$26.00
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    ISBN: 9781921834493
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