My Name Is Sei Shonagon

Author: Jan Blensdorf
Publisher: Vintage
Category: Contemporary Fiction
Book Format: Paperback

Who is Sei Shonagon? The tenth-century author of The Pillow Book? A woman of mixed-race parentage, surviving life in modern Japan? Or a voice from behind a screen, reaching across centuries, linking them both? Just off a fashionable street in the upbeat heart of contemporary Tokyo, lies a fragment of another age - an old incense shop. Above it, in a room furnished with nothing but a simple paper screen, guests come to speak with the woman known as 'Sei Shonagon', hoping to find answers to the mysteries of their own bizarre lives. 'Sei Shonagon' seeks out beauty where she can find it - whether in her memories, or in traditional Japanese culture. As she grows older, the need to understand what she sees around her becomes a personal odyssey that affects the lives of everyone she encounters. As beautiful as a Haiku, as gripping as a psychological thriller, My Name is Sei Shonagon introduces a new writer of major talent.

About Jan Blensdorf
Born in Australia, Jan Blensdorf has lived and worked abroad for many years, and is now based in England. My Name is Sei Shonagon grew out of two years she spent in Tokyo. This is her first novel.


SKU BK-9780099459033
Barcode # 9780099459033
Brand Vintage
Artist / Author Jan Blensdorf
Shipping Weight 0.1200kg
Shipping Width 12.900m
Shipping Height 1.000m
Shipping Length 19.800m

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