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'Storytellers are all thieves. They pilfer from old legends, history books, newspaper reports. So Akabane Sei IX is told by his manager. A professional storyteller for over fifty years, as the book opens Sei recalls the inspiration behind the story that made him famous, The Silk Kimono . It was a story pilfered, not from any of these sources, we learn, but from his own life.He transports us to Tokyo, 1884, a time of change. It is summer and the country is gripped by the words of Jack Green, an Englishman who spins exotic tales from his European past and even Sei s wife is won over by the heady melodrama. Sei himself is feeling uninspired, old, beyond passion, but he knows passion is what people want so that, he decides, is what he will give them. Soon everywhere he looks, everyone he sees, is involved in some form of intrigue - political, sexual, emotional - and each conversation leads to a possible plot line, each person is a possible character, an adulterer, a murderer, a mistress, a spy.Yet even as his imagination tries to embroider his world, real life draws Sei back. Two of his daughters return home, unhappy with their husbands; his third daughter s husband s new play opens and a real sword is substituted for a false one; Sei is attacked after performing a new story. Secret societies, samurai warriors, vendettas and illicit love: the story that will save Sei is all around, all he has to do is recognise it, tame it, and, of course, survive it.Then he can really begin to write.' (Publisher's blurb)

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    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2013 .
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      Extent: 265p.
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      • Published 24 September 2013
      ISBN: 9780733630293 (pbk.)
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2014 .
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      Extent: 272p.
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      • Published 26 August 2014
      ISBN: 9780733633041

Works about this Work

Review : The Storyteller and His Three Daughters Melissa Wilson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , April 2014; (p. 36)

— Review of The Storyteller and His Three Daughters Lian Hearn , 2013 single work novel
Japanese Voice Captured in Style Authentic Tale in Master's Voice David Messer , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 January 2014; (p. 29) The Canberra Times , 11 January 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of The Storyteller and His Three Daughters Lian Hearn , 2013 single work novel
Rakugoka Alison Broinowski , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 356 2013;

— Review of The Storyteller and His Three Daughters Lian Hearn , 2013 single work novel
Rakugoka Alison Broinowski , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 356 2013;

— Review of The Storyteller and His Three Daughters Lian Hearn , 2013 single work novel
Japanese Voice Captured in Style Authentic Tale in Master's Voice David Messer , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 January 2014; (p. 29) The Canberra Times , 11 January 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of The Storyteller and His Three Daughters Lian Hearn , 2013 single work novel
Review : The Storyteller and His Three Daughters Melissa Wilson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , April 2014; (p. 36)

— Review of The Storyteller and His Three Daughters Lian Hearn , 2013 single work novel
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    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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