Gai-Jin: The Third Novel of the Asian Saga - The Asian Saga (Paperback)James Clavell (author)
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'A herculean achievement . . . strong plot and strong characterisation' The Times
It is 1862 and Japan is a land in chaos as the power of the Shogun wanes and the rival factions plan to restore the Emperor. In Yokohama, the gai-jin, the hated foreigners, seek to profit from the chaos. At the head of the Noble House - and heir to the title of Tai-Pan - stands Malcolm Struan, who is determined to become his own man and marry the woman he loves. At the head of the Shogunate party is the Lord Yoshi, a direct descendant of Shogun Toranaga, who shares all of his ancestor's cunning and ambition.
'A passionate portrait of suffering . . . a strange and gripping tale of a nation's deflowerment' Mail on Sunday
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 1232
Weight: 834 g
Dimensions: 197 x 164 x 57 mm
A grand historical perspective that makes us feel we're understanding how today's Japan came into being . . . absorbing . . . full of rich characters and complicated action * New York Times *
A world of intrigue, violence and betrayal, where the only certainty is that that no-one can be trusted * Daily Telegraph *
GAI-JIN is a major read * Chicago Sun-Times *
A herculean achievement . . . strong plot and strong characterisation * Peter Guttridge, The Times *
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