David Kirk first became interested in Japanese history when his father gave him a copy of James Clavell’s Shogun. Years later he would be inspired to write his dissertation on samurai cinema. Kirk now lives in Japan, where he works as an English-language teacher and is currently at work on a second Musashi Miyamoto novel.
Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor On Sale: December 3, 2013 Price: $15.95
Inspired by the true story of sixteenth-century samurai Musashi Miyamoto, David Kirk has crafted a rich, absorbing novel of one young man’s coming of age at a crucial turning point in Japanese history.
Thirteen-year-old Bennosuke is deeply disconnected from the rest of his village. When he was five, his mother died, and...
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