The Samurai's Garden

The Samurai's Garden

ISBN: 0312144075

ISBN 13: 9780312144074

Publication Date: May 04, 1995

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Pages: 211

Format: Paperback

Author: Gail Tsukiyama

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A 20-year-old Chinese painter named Stephen is sent to his family's summer home in a Japanese coastal village to recover from a bout with tuberculosis. Here he is cared for by Matsu, a reticent housekeeper and a master gardener. Over the course of a remarkable year, Stephen learns Matsu's secret and gains not only physical strength, but also profound spiritual insight. Matsu is a samurai of the soul, a man devoted to doing good and finding beauty in a cruel and arbitrary world, and Stephen is a noble student, learning to appreciate Matsu's generous and nurturing way of life and to love Matsu's soul-mate, gentle Sachi, a woman afflicted with leprosy.

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