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978-0-307-27797-8 / 0307277976

SILK

by BARICCO, ALESSANDRO

Publisher:VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Paperback. Pub Date: 2007 08 Pages: 132 in Publisher: Vintage Books USA The year is On 1861 Herv Joncour is a French merchant of silkworms. who combs the known world for their gemlike eggs Then circumstances compel him to travel farther. Beyond the edge of the known. to a country legendary for the quality of its silk and its hostility to foreigners: Japan.There Joncour meets a woman. They do not touch; they do not even speak. And he cannot read the note she sends him until he has returned to his own country. But in the moment he does. Joncour is possessed.

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