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The Snow Kimono

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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 by Mark Henshaw

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.


About the Author

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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Book Info

Publication date

25th February 2016


Mark Henshaw

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Tinder Press an imprint of Headline Publishing Group


416 pages


Crime / Mystery
Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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