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Shipwrecks

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Shipwrecks

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Isaku is a nine-year-old boy living in a remote, desperately poor fishing village on the coast of Japan. His people catch barely enough fish to live on, and so must distill salt to sell to neighboring villages. But this industry serves another, more sinister purpose: the fires of the salt cauldrons lure passing ships toward the shore and onto rocky shoals. When a ship runs aground, the villagers slaughter the crew and loot the cargo for rice, wine, and rich delicacies. One day a ship founders on the rocks. But Isaku learns that its cargo is far deadlier than could ever be imagined. Shipwrecks, the first novel by the great Japanese writer Yoshimura to be translated into English, is a stunningly powerful, Gothic tale of fate and retribution.

Akira Yoshimura is the prize-winning author of twenty novels and short-story collections, many of them bestsellers in Japan. One Man's Justice is his third novel to be translated into English.

ISBN: 9780156008358

ISBN-10: 9780156008358

Publisher: HarperVia

Publication Date: 02/15/2000 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/15/2000 - 12:00am

Pages: 192

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Historical

Fiction / World Literature / Japan

Fiction / Gothic