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The Teahouse Fire

The Teahouse Fire

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The Teahouse Fire

by Avery, Ellis

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1594489300
ISBN 13
9781594489303
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“Like attending seasons of elegant tea parties—each one resplendent with character and drama. Delicious.”—Maxine Hong Kingston The story of two women whose lives intersect in late-nineteenth-century Japan, The Teahouse Fire is also a portrait of one of the most fascinating places and times in all of history—Japan as it opens its doors to the West. It was a period when wearing a different color kimono could make a political statement, when women stopped blackening their teeth to profess an allegiance to Western ideas, and when Japan’s most mysterious rite—the tea ceremony—became not just a sacramental meal, but a ritual battlefield. We see it all through the eyes of Aurelia, an American orphan adopted by the Shin family, proprietors of a tea ceremony school, after their daughter, Yukako, finds her hiding on their grounds. Aurelia becomes Yukako’s closest companion, and they, the Shin family, and all of Japan face a time of great challenges and uncertainty. Told in an enchanting and unforgettable voice, The Teahouse Fire is a lively, provocative, and lushly detailed historical novel of epic scope and compulsive readability.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
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Title
The Teahouse Fire
Author
Avery, Ellis
Book Condition
Used - Good
Quantity Available
2
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1594489300
ISBN 13
9781594489303
Publisher
Penguin Publishing Group
Place of Publication
New York
This edition first published
December 28, 2006

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