Stranger in the Shogun’s City: A Woman’s Life in Nineteenth-Century Japan

Amy Stanley

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Vintage Publishing

Published: 15th Jul '21

£9.99

Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2020, a vivid work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman in Edo – now known as Tokyo – and a portrait of a great city on the brink of momentous change’Compelling…

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Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2020, a vivid work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman in Edo – now known as Tokyo – and a portrait of a great city on the brink of momentous change’Compelling… Deeply absorbing’ GuardianThe daughter of a Buddhist priest, Tsuneno was born in 1804 in a village in Japan’s snow country and was expected to lead a life much like her mother’s. Instead – after three divorces and with a temperament much too strong-willed for her family’s approval – she ran away to follow her own path in Edo, the city we now call Tokyo.Stranger in the Shogun’s City is a rare, captivating portrait of one woman as she endeavours to recreate herself and her life, and provides a window into the drama and excitement of Japan at a pivotal moment in history.’Marvellous… Stanley builds up a picture of Tsuneno’s world, immersing us in an experience akin to time travel’ TLS* Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography 2020 ** Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography 2021 ** Winner of the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography ** Longlisted for the HWA Non-Fiction Crown *

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Weight 0.285 kg
Dimensions 23 × 128 × 200 mm
Page Count 352