The Garden of Evening Mists

The Garden of Evening Mists

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Malaya, 1951. Yun Ling Teoh, the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp, seeks solace among the jungle-fringed tea plantations of Cameron Highlands. There she discovers Yugiri, the only Japanese garden in Malaya, and its owner and creator, the enigmatic Aritomo, exiled former gardener of the emperor of Japan. Despite her hatred of the Japanese, Yun Ling seeks to engage Aritomo to create a garden in memory of her sister, who died in the camp. Aritomo… (more)

Editorial reviews (3 reviews)

The Garden of Evening Mists is a beautiful, heartfelt and compelling tale that completely transports you into a time and place and a heart that you probably know nothing about, but will feel like it’s home when you are through.

Overall "The Garden of Evening Mists" is just great stuff, the best literary novel of the year for me and a top 5 for sure - actually I could easily see it as #1 depending on how it will wear in time - and the clear favorite for me in the Booker longlist, though I think that if it makes the shortlist it would be a good achievement too.

Despite the dramatic events, the overall effect is one of surprising blandness, like something you've read before.

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Book Details  

Publisher: Weinstein Books (September 04, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 352 pages

File size: 476 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Walter Scott Prize 2013 winner, Man Asian Literary Prize 2012 winner

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Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of 2012

"The 100 books on this year's fiction list encompass a range of categories. Debuts, story collections, thrillers, mysteries, translations, science...

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