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Omamori, A Novel of East and West

McGill, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0553052047 / ISBN 13: 9780553052046
Published by Bantam Books, New York NY, 1987
Condition: As New Hardcover
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1st Ed., 1st Printing, numbered row ending in 1, HB/DJ, AN/VG, 710 pp. Author's 1st novel. DJ has Demco mylar cover. DJ has 5/16" and 1/8" closed tears at top of spine, rubbing on four corners and top & bottom of spine, small wrinkle at bottom of spine, and three creases along front top edge of DJ that are 1", 1", & 2-1/2". Across generations and continents, a towering novel of two great families (Japanese and American), and the grand and forbidden passion that brought together two different worlds. It brings to life the generations who forged a great business dynasty from fragile threads of the finest silk. Bookseller Inventory # 3596

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Title: Omamori, A Novel of East and West

Publisher: Bantam Books, New York NY

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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Hardback, ex-library, with usual stamps and markings, in good all round condition.

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Set in Japan, this over-long saga of two entwined families draws on the carnage of World War II for much of its dramatic appeal. For three generations, the Hosokawa-Napier silk works flourishes under the joint ownership of American and Japanese heirs. Threatened by bankruptcy in 1936, Douglas Napier and Baron Hosokawa strike an uneasy, though profitable, deal with Germany to produce war goods that fuel the conflict brewing in Europe. Their enduring partnership is also threatened from within by young Max Napier and the Baron's daughter, Shizue, star-crossed lovers determined to defy the unbending traditions that separate their worlds. When war engulfs Europe, Douglas attempts to redress old wrongs by saving Jewish refugees and is interned in a prison camp when Japan enters the fray. Max remains free through a trick of fate but is forced to fight on the American side, torn by the knowledge that the war may destroy both the woman and the land he loves. The novel suffers from heavy padding and uneven writing; descriptions are rich, but the dialogue if often stilted. Vivid war scenes include the bombing of Nagasaki and its terrible aftermath. 100,000 first printing; $100,000 ad/promo.
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