Junko Bayliss is a potter, famous for her exquisite designs. She is also the daughter of Diane and Peter Bayliss, her remote and elegant parents. When Diane and Peter both die, only a few minutes apart, at the age of 75, Junko is left to ponder the question marks that always hovered over her parents' lives, and why there was so little understanding between them and their only daughter. When her aunt hints at a mystery - something that happened to Diane and Peter during the Second World War, maybe in the Philippines, maybe in Japan - Junko decides to return to the place where her parents met, and hunt out their story. It is a journey that will lead her into dark, hidden secrets and an astonishing story of love and betrayal. With her second novel, Linda Lee Welch establishes herself as a writer of immense sensitivity and grace. THE ARTIST OF EIKANDO is a beautiful and redemptive novel.
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Linda Lee Welch is American, but has lived most of her adult life in England. She is a working musician with her own band, and is also a prize-winning poet. She is Associate Lecturer in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University.Review:
For THE LEADER OF THE SWANS 'I was gripped and moved. A most brave and uplifting tale, told in a voice of quirky originality' LESLEY GLAISTER 'Rich, beautifully written and cleverly structured... Welch's subtlety and gradual building of her narrative make it so compelling' Inky Review 'Outstanding, extremely moving' Profile
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Book Description Virago Press Ltd, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1844080064