The Snow Kimono

by Mark Henshaw

Crime / Mystery Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

LoveReading View on The Snow Kimono

An allusive and at times terribly poetic novel, this debut by an Australian author innovatively balances events that take place in contemporary Paris, the near past in Japan and some of the murky and untasteful events that occurred during the Algerian war of independence. A thriller at first seemingly devoid of thrills, it manages to keep you tightly entranced as layers and layers of deceipt and identity are peeled away and tie the lives of a retired French policeman, the tentative friendship of a Japanese law professor and a writer he has known since childhood, together with the parade of women who have marked their lives, daughters and wives lost and gained until the spiderweb of connections finally parts to reveal a series of surprising truths. Rather spellbinding.

Maxim Jakubowski

The Snow Kimono Synopsis

On the same day that a retired French police inspector receives a letter from a woman claiming to be his daughter, he returns to his apartment to find a stranger waiting for him on his doorstep. That stranger is a Japanese man called Tadashi Omura, and the men end up telling each other their life stories, transporting us back to Japan and Algeria. As we try and work out the connection between the two men, one thing that's clear is that they've both led lives that have been extraordinary, dangerous and built on layers upon layers of lies.

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Book Information

ISBN: 9781472225702
Publication date: 25th February 2016
Author: Mark Henshaw
Publisher: Tinder Press an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Mark Henshaw

Mark Henshaw has lived in France, Germany, Yugoslavia and the USA. He currently lives in Canberra where he was for many years curator at the National Gallery of Australia. He is now writing full-time.   Author photo © Georgia Henshaw

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