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    Publisher: Saraband

    An Exquisite Sense of What is Beautiful

    £8.99
    Sir Edward Strathairn returns to the Japanese hotel where he wrote his renowned novel 'The Waterwheel', which accused America of being in denial about the Hiroshima bombing. But as we learn about Sir Edward's earlier life and his marriage to an American artist, we realise that he too may be in denial. And that his past is now catching up with him.
    ISBN: 9781908643278
    AuthorJ. David Simons
    Pub Date28/03/2013
    BindingPaperback
    Pages294
    Availability: Out of Stock

    An eminent British writer returns to the resort hotel in the Japanese mountains where he once spent a beautiful, snowed-in winter. It was there he fell in love and wrote his best-selling novel, The Waterwheel, accusing America of being in denial about the horrific aftermath of the Tokyo firebombings and the nuclear destruction at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As we learn more about his earlier life, however - as a student in Bloomsbury, involved with a famous American painter - we realise that he too is in denial, trying to escape past events that are now rapidly catching up with him. A sweeping novel of East and West, love and war, truths and denials.

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    An eminent British writer returns to the resort hotel in the Japanese mountains where he once spent a beautiful, snowed-in winter. It was there he fell in love and wrote his best-selling novel, The Waterwheel, accusing America of being in denial about the horrific aftermath of the Tokyo firebombings and the nuclear destruction at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As we learn more about his earlier life, however - as a student in Bloomsbury, involved with a famous American painter - we realise that he too is in denial, trying to escape past events that are now rapidly catching up with him. A sweeping novel of East and West, love and war, truths and denials.