Silk by Alessandro Baricco

Silk A Story of War Paperback Aug 30 2006

By Alessandro Baricco
Paperback
$6.01 USD

France, 1861. When an epidemic threatens to wipe out the silk trade in France, Herve Joncour, a young silkworm breeder, has to travel overland to distant Japan, out of bounds to foreigners, to smuggle out healthy silkworms. In the course of his secret negotiations with the local baron, Joncour's attention is arrested by the man's concubine, a girl who does not have oriental eyes. Although they are unable to exchange so much as a word, love blossoms between them, a love that is conveyed in a number of recondite messages. How their secret affair develops is told in this remarkable love story.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Canongate Books Ltd
Publication date
Aug 30 2006
Language
English
Pages
160
ISBN-13
9781841958354
ISBN-10
1841958352
Weight
119g
Dimensions
129.0mm x 198.0mm