The Last Concubine
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How do you fall in love when your society has no word for it? The Last Concubine is an epic love story closely based on historical events, chronicling 19th century Japana??s extraordinary change from a medieval to a modern country. This is the story Continue
How do you fall in love when your society has no word for it? The Last Concubine is an epic love story closely based on historical events, chronicling 19th century Japana??s extraordinary change from a medieval to a modern country. This is the story of a shogun, a princess and the three thousand women of the womena??s palace - all of whom really existed - and of the civil war that brought their way of life to an end ...Japan, 1865: the womena??s palace in the great city of Edo is a sprawling complex much like a middle-eastern harem. Bristling with intrigue and erotic rivalries, the palace is home to three thousand women and only one man - the young shogun. Sachi, a beautiful fifteen-year-old girl, is chosen as his concubine. But Japan is changing. Black Ships have arrived from the West, bringing foreigners eager to add Japan to their colonial empires. As civil war erupts, Sachi flees for her life. Rescued by a rebel warrior, she finds unknown feelings stirring within her; but this is a world in which private passions have no place and there is not even a word for a??lovea??. Before she dare dream of a life with him, Sachi must unravel the mystery of her own origins a?? a mystery that encompasses a wrong so terrible that it threatens to destroy her .
..From the timeless beauty of the Womena??s Palace in Edo to bloody battles fought outside its walls, The Last Concubine is an epic evocation of a country in revolution, and of a young womana??s quest to find out who she really is.
- English Books
- 480 Pages
- ISBN-10: 0593057600
- ISBN-13: 9780593057605
- Publisher: Bantam Press
- Publish date: 2008-01-01
- Dimensions: 258 mm x 967 mm x 1,483 mm Just how big is that?
- Also available as: Paperback , Hardcover , eBook
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