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The Temple of the Wild Geese and the Bamboo Dolls of Echizen (Hardcover)

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The Temple of the Wild Geese, a semi-autobiographical account of Mizukami's childhood, tells the tale of Jinen, a Buddhist monk raised by villagers after his mother, a beggar, abandoned him. Sent to live at a temple at the age of ten, his resentment smolders for years until it explodes in a shocking climax. In Bamboo Dolls of Echizen, no woman is willing to marry the diminutive Kisuke, a bamboo artisan, until Tamae, a prostitute, comes to pay her respects at the grave of Kisuke's father. In Tamae, Kisuke sees shadows of his own mother, who died when he was young, and the two eventually marry. Since Kisuke seeks only motherly affection from Tamae, the two never become lovers. Instead, Tamae devotes herself to caring for Kisuke as a mother would, and he thrives as a renowned maker of bamboo dolls.


Publisher Dalkey Archive Pr
Mfg Part# 9781564784902
SKU 206707641
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1564784908
Release Date 3/1/2008
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0208
Publisher Dalkey Archive Press
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