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    Publisher: Canongate

    Silk

    £8.99
    A tale of lust and possession in nineteenth-century France and Japan, from the international bestseller
    ISBN: 9781786896421
    AuthorAlessandro Baricco
    Pub Date01/08/2019
    BindingPaperback
    Pages160
    Availability: In Stock

    In 1861 French silkworm merchant Herve Joncour travels to Japan, where he encounters the mysterious Hara Kei. He develops a painful longing for Kei's beautiful concubine - but they cannot touch; they don't even speak. And he cannot read the note she sends him until he has returned to his own country. But the moment he does, Joncour is enslaved.

    Subtle, tender and surprising, Silk is an evocative tale of erotic possession.

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    In 1861 French silkworm merchant Herve Joncour travels to Japan, where he encounters the mysterious Hara Kei. He develops a painful longing for Kei's beautiful concubine - but they cannot touch; they don't even speak. And he cannot read the note she sends him until he has returned to his own country. But the moment he does, Joncour is enslaved.

    Subtle, tender and surprising, Silk is an evocative tale of erotic possession.