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THE SNOW KIMONO MARK HENSHAW

April 25, 2015

9781472225696

THE SNOW KIMONO

BY

MARK HENSHAW

Two days after Inspector of Police Auguste Jovert receives a letter from a woman who claims to be his daughter, he returns to his Paris apartment to find a stranger at his door.

The stranger is Tadashi Omura, former Professor of Law at the Imperial University of Japan. Almost immediately Omura begins telling Jovert the story of his own lost daughter. And so begins this astonishing novel, a meditation on love and loss, death and deception, the inescapability of our past and the ties that bind us to others.

IN, Japan, we have a saying IF YOU WANT TO SEE YOUR LIFE, YOU HAVE TO SEE IT THROUGH THE EYES OF ANOTHER.

But what if what you see is not what you want to know?

A brilliantly gripping and taut as a drum, The Snow Kimono is a literary thriller that unfolds in the most exhilarating and satisfying way.

My review

The Snow Kimono is a pure brilliant magical adventure. One of the best I have read in a long while.
The story takes us through Jovert who is contacted by a letter from a woman claiming to be his daughter. But what does Jovert think about this claim? And what did he do with such a letter from a stranger out of the blue? 
In Paris 1989,Inspector Auguste Jovert steps out from his apartment to get his evening paper he was thinking about a letter he had received that day. It was from a young woman, someone he had never met before, who made an extraordinary claim. She claimed she was his daughter.
When Inspector Anguste Jovert returns back to his apartment he is introduced to a former Professor of Law Omura Tadashi waiting for him where Omurs tells Auguste Jovert an amazing magical story, which leaves you wondering is this story what Omura is telling Auguste true or something much more magical?
 
I highly recommend this magical story with meditation on love and loss, death and deception, the incapability of our pasts and the ties that bind us to others.

 

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