The Garden of Evening Mists

The Garden of Evening Mists

Book - 2012
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'The Garden of Evening Mists' is the eagerly awaited second novel from the acclaimed author of 'The Gift of Rain'.Winner of 2013 Man Asian Literary Prize. Shortlisted for the 2012 Man Booker Prize.
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Myrmidon, 2012
ISBN: 9781905802494
1905802498
Branch Call Number: TAN
Characteristics: 350 p. ;,24 cm

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pearlydayze
Oct 21, 2016

An amazing Read! Do you self a favor & leaning experience, check out this Book! Set on a tea farm, post Japanese invasion of China's edges. Albeit coud be any place, it's the people that count! My college aged niece gave me this gift! . FIVE *

Meeseeks Feb 17, 2016

Great read, beautifully written. Gives readers a sense of life during WWII and the "Emergency" in Malaysia.

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Liber_vermis
Feb 15, 2016

This sublime and often melancholy story set in colonial Malaya and resumed in post-independence Malaysia has many themes that resonate with contemporary events and issues. As English might be the second language of the author, this results in unexpected word usages that add 'sparkle' and 'freshness' to the lyrical writing.

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jazpur
Dec 10, 2015

What a beautiful book; compelling, haunting, memorable, .

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dalemorrison
Jan 26, 2015

Loved this book, interesting story that I never knew about the POW's in Malaysia. If you are a lover of Japanese style gardens this is eye candy for the book lover!!

nycskin Nov 19, 2013

I enjoyed this book immensely. One of the best books of 2012. Please note that it is definitely a readers book.

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Minnetonka_Library
Sep 11, 2013

This writer's second novel, short-listed for the Booker prize. Similar themes and settings to his first work, "The Gift of Rain". One of my favorites in 2013.

ser_library Aug 22, 2013

beautifully written and able to be raced through without losing too much detail

however i was confused by the timing (1940's, 1951, present day) and some peripheral characters seemed to appear suddenly

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EmilyEm
Aug 03, 2013

Yun Ling Teoh is a woman, quite literally, scarred by war, a WW II Japanese labor camp in Malaya, who years afterward is still seeking answers to where she was and coming to terms with her sister?s death in the camp.

Can a garden heal? Can the unique construct of a Japanese garden built by master gardener Aritomo once in the Emperor?s employ bring peace to all the souls touched by brutality? What lovely prose and beautiful images the author makes; all the time casting an air of mystery and intrigue around the characters that makes the book a page turner.

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sjmack
Jul 10, 2013

I had a hard time getting through this novel. While it is beautifully written and the imagery is among the best I’ve read, the pacing is very slow, I didn’t care about the main characters, and it tried to touch on too many topics. This novel won’t be for everyone.

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becker
Nov 20, 2012

“Memory is like patches of sunlight in an overcast valley, shifting with the movement of the clouds. Now and then the light will fall on a particular point in time, illuminating it for a moment before the wind seals up the gap, and the world is in shadows again.”

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