The Book of Loss

The Book of Loss

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Set in the perfectly realized world of imperial tenth-century Japan, "The Book of Loss" is a gripping novel of sexual jealousy at court.
A renowned storyteller and lady-in-waiting to the Empress, the narrator is locked in a bitter rivalry with another woman for the love of a banished nobleman. Forced to observe the complex rules and social hierarchies of court life, she finds herself caught in a trap of her own making. Her machinations reach such a pitch that they threaten to undermine the rule of the Emperor himself. She records her plight, and her acidulous observations of courtly life, in her diary. Her voice is unforgettable--both foreign and utterly modern. Her sense of loss is unbearable, her love is all-consuming, and it will push her to the extremes of rivalry.
Offering the intimate seductions and betrayals of "Dangerous Liaisons" and "The Memoirs of a Geisha," "The Book of Loss" takes the reader into the farthest reaches of desire, where passion rules and jealousy leads to unthinkable acts.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312349073
0312349076
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: vii, 295 p. ; 22 cm.

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