Author(s): Lian Hearn
TOKYO 1884: Sei has devoted his life to storytelling, captivating audiences with his tales. But now he is starting to wonder if the new world has left him behind. Just when he thinks he will never write again, his own life and the lives of the people around him begin to spiral out of control - providing the inspiration for the greatest story he has ever told. A story of love, jealousy, intrigue, and betrayal. Set against the background of Japan's first incursions into Korea, Sei offers a wise and witty reflection on the nature of storytelling, its perils and delights, its lies and, ultimately, its truth.
For readers who want to be entertained, but not at the cost of good writing, THE STORY TELLER AND HIS THREE DAUGHTERS is the best kind of novel exquisitely crafted prose, fully developed, believable characters, well-researched historically and above all, a gripping plot - The Canberra Times; The Saturday Age; The Sydney Morning Herald
Lian Hearn's well-loved Tales of the Otori series, beginning with Across the Nightgale Floor, has sold over four million copies internationally. Her recent novel, Blossoms and Shadows, about life in Japan in the 1850s, also sold widely around the world. Lian has made many trips to Japan and has studied Japanese. She read Modern Languages at Oxford and worked as an editor and film critic in England before emigrating to Australia. For more information visit Lian Hearn at lianhearn.com or facebook.com/lianhearnauthor