When i finished the snow kimono, i raised my head, vaguely surprised that i was at home, in familiar surrounds, and it was still daylight outside. Set in japan, a wonderful elliptical story in which a professor of law tells a story about his fathers fascination with traditional japanese jigsaw puzzles. Buy the snow kimono by mark henshaw from waterstones today. The featured author, mark henshaw, is the winner of the nsw premiers literary award for fiction for the snow kimono. Henshaw s prose is luminous and crisp, like the snowy countryside of japan or the barren lanes of algiers. Recently retired inspector of police auguste jovert receives a letter from a woman who claims to be his daughter. Apr 03, 2015 the snow kimono, by mark henshaw, was described by the sydney morning herald as a thriller of the intellect. This article was first published in the print edition of the saturday paper on aug 23, 2014 as mark henshaw, the snow kimono. It was one of the biggest selling australian literary novels of the decade and has been rereleased as a text classic. Henshaws first book in 25 years is not only a novel about mysteries, but a. The snow kimono by mark henshaw 2015, ukpaperback for. The snow kimono is the fourth novel by australian author, mark henshaw and the second battered trucks, hand carts, buses, clog the interstitial spaces.
The snow kimono is the fourth novel by australian author, mark henshaw and the second written under his own name. The snow kimono, by mark henshaw, was described by the sydney morning herald as a thriller of the intellect. Mark henshaw has lived in france, germany, yugoslavia and the usa. The snow kimono by author mark henshaw is a hard book to categorize or describe. Our cheap used books come with free delivery in australia. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. It has the pace of a dan brown, and the gritty details of a robert ludlum. We will survive this crisis, but we need the support of readers. The snow kimono, mark henshaw shop online for books in. The snow kimono mark henshaw national library of australia. Mark henshaw the snow kimono this novel is so enigmatic i struggled to follow the story. The snow kimono by mark henshaw reading guidebook club. With many of its episodes beautifully and vividly rendered, much of the snow kimono is a also beautiful to read awfully so, too, in part, as several of the events are truly terrible.
An intriguing contemplation on the nature of storytelling itself. Henshaw has rather written a deep reflection on life, memory, love and loss. Mark henshaw by adelaide festival published on 20170324t00. The snow kimono, by mark henshaw this is written, logically enough, in a similarly edgy, offbeat but not offkey manner to out of the line of fire.
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