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y separately published work icon Grass for His Pillow single work   novel   fantasy   young adult  
Is part of Tales of the Otori Lian Hearn , 2002 series - author novel (number 2 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Grass for His Pillow
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'The pseudonymous Hearn's second thrilling installment of her Tales of the Otori trilogy (after 2002's Across the Nightingale Floor) is once again set in a magic-haunted version of medieval Japan where no one wields unchallenged authority and no one is safe. The swirl of treacherous, shifting clan alliances threatens to overwhelm young lovers and aristocrats Takeo and Kaede. Separated throughout most of the action, the two must develop their talents while trying to maintain their integrity. Takeo possesses superhuman gifts such as the ability to become invisible, project a double image of himself and hear distant conversations; however, he must discipline his skills and control his impetuous temper. He also must work out his relationship with the Tribe, a treacherous secret organization of spies and assassins that saved his life but that may have murdered his father. Kaede, meanwhile, has to escape the powerless role of a woman if she is to protect herself and her family domain from predatory neighbors'.

Source: bookseller's website.

Australian Popular Medievalism

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Reference: Indirect
Importance: High
Note: Asian medievalism.

Notes

  • Book 2 of Tales of the Otori series.
  • Epigraph: On nights when,/wind mixing in,/the rain falls,/On nights when,/rain mixing in,/ the snow falls (Yamanoue No Okura: A Dialogue on Poverty. From The Country of the Eight Islands Trans: Hiroaki Sato)
  • Listed in The New York Times Book Review's list of Notable Books for 2003.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has a Japanese setting, and Indonesian and Chinese translations.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Tales of the Otori Trilogy Lian Hearn , Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2004 Z1662407 2004 selected work novel fantasy Sydney : Hodder Headline Australia , 2004
    • London,
      c
      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Picador ,
      2004 .
      image of person or book cover 5078736873986924427.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 333p.p.
      ISBN: 9780330415262, 0330415263, 9780606312639, 0606312633, 9781417744985, 1417744987
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Riverhead Books ,
      2004 .
      image of person or book cover 8940397830539129298.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 344p.p.
      ISBN: 9780786547944, 0786547944, 9781101217245, 1101217243
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2016 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 400p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 27th January 2016

      ISBN: 9780733635236
Alternative title: Les neiges de l'exil
Language: French
    • Paris,
      c
      France,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Gallimard Jeunesse ,
      2003 .
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      Extent: 384p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9782070300310

Other Formats

  • Large print.
  • Sound recording.

Works about this Work

[Review] Grass for His Pillow 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 19 no. 1 2005; (p. 50)

— Review of Grass for His Pillow Lian Hearn , 2003 single work novel
[Review] Grass for His Pillow Evan Beasley , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , February/March no. 11 2004; (p. 102)

— Review of Grass for His Pillow Lian Hearn , 2003 single work novel
[Review] Grass for His Pillow John Cohen , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 48 no. 1 2004; (p. 22)

— Review of Grass for His Pillow Lian Hearn , 2003 single work novel
Grass for His Pillow by Lian Hearn Dave Williams , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 12 no. 1 2004; (p. 27)

— Review of Grass for His Pillow Lian Hearn , 2003 single work novel
Trojans on Mars Terry Dowling , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 January 2004; (p. 11)

— Review of Grass for His Pillow Lian Hearn , 2003 single work novel
Driven to the Brink of a Grand Finale Katharine England , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 20 September 2003; (p. 15)

— Review of Grass for His Pillow Lian Hearn , 2003 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 27 September 2003; (p. 4)

— Review of Grass for His Pillow Lian Hearn , 2003 single work novel
Romantic Fantasy of Divided Loyalties Keith Austin , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 October 2003; (p. 15)

— Review of Grass for His Pillow Lian Hearn , 2003 single work novel
[Review] Grass for His Pillow Lyn Linning , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 18 no. 5 2003; (p. 41-42)

— Review of Grass for His Pillow Lian Hearn , 2003 single work novel
Trojans on Mars Terry Dowling , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 January 2004; (p. 11)

— Review of Grass for His Pillow Lian Hearn , 2003 single work novel
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