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Living in a remote, desperately poor fishing village in medieval Japan, nine-year-old Isaku becomes the head of the family in his father's absence and, with the villagers, makes a living from luring merchant ships onto the rocky shoals, slaughtering their crews, and looting the cargo.
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"Exquisitely paced" (Sunday Times)
"A haunting and beautifully rendered tale of enduring optimism" (Herald)
"Has all the turbulent power of the sea" (Scotsman)
"Set against [a] tapestry of near-nihilistic misery, Yoshimura's chiaroscuro touches of hope and love hint at something more profound" (Times Literary Supplement)
An evocative historical novel with a sting in the tail, Shipwrecks is a powerful and deeply moving Japanese classic, introduced by David Mitchell
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Book Description Harcourt, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0151002118
Book Description Harcourt, 1996. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0151002118
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0151002118