The Resource The Office of Gardens and Ponds, Didier Decoin ; translated from the French by Euan Cameron

The Office of Gardens and Ponds, Didier Decoin ; translated from the French by Euan Cameron

Label
The Office of Gardens and Ponds
Title
The Office of Gardens and Ponds
Statement of responsibility
Didier Decoin ; translated from the French by Euan Cameron
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A mesmerising fable with a difference, set in Japan over 1000 years ago. The village of Shimae is thrown into turmoil when master carp-catcher Katsuro suddenly drowns in the murky waters of the Kusagawa river. Who now will carry the precious cargo of carp to the Imperial Palace and preserve the crucial patronage that everyone in the village depends upon? Step forward Miyuki, Katsuro's grief-struck widow and the only remaining person in the village who knows anything about carp. She alone can undertake the long, perilous journey to the Imperial Palace, balancing the heavy baskets of fish on a pole across her shoulders and ensure her village's future. So Miyuki sets off. Along her way she will encounter a host of remarkable characters, from prostitutes and innkeepers, to warlords and priests with evil in mind. She will endure ambushes and disaster, for the villagers are not the only people fixated on the fate of the eight magnificent carp. But when she reaches the Office of Gardens and Ponds, Miyuki discovers that the trials of her journey are far from over. For in the Imperial City, nothing is quite as it seems, and beneath a veneer of refinement and ritual, there is an impenetrable barrier of politics and snobbery that Miyuki must overcome if she is to return to Shimae
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Decoin, Didier
Dewey number
843.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cameron, Euan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fishers
  • Widows
  • Carp
  • Fish ponds
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Japan
Label
The Office of Gardens and Ponds, Didier Decoin ; translated from the French by Euan Cameron
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published as: Le Bureau des jardins et des étangs by Editions Stock, Paris, in 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780857057594
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The Office of Gardens and Ponds, Didier Decoin ; translated from the French by Euan Cameron
Publication
Note
First published as: Le Bureau des jardins et des étangs by Editions Stock, Paris, in 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
308 pages
Isbn
9780857057594
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
regular print

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