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The office of gardens and ponds / Didier Decoin ; translated by Euan Cameron.

By: Decoin, Didier, 1945-.
Contributor(s): Cameron, Euan (Translator) [translator.].
Publisher: London : MacLehose Press, 2019Description: 308 pages ; ill 23 cm.ISBN: 9780857057600 (hbk.) :.Uniform titles: Le bureau des jardins et des étangs. English Subject(s): French fiction -- 21st century | Domestic fiction | Fiction in translationDDC classification: 843 Summary: "The village of Shimae is thrown into turmoil when master carp-catcher Katsuro suddenly drowns in the murky waters of the Kusagawa river. Who now will carry the precious cargo of carp to the Imperial Palace and preserve the crucial patronage that everyone in the village depends upon? Step forward Miyuki, Katsuro's grief-struck widow and the only remaining person in the village who knows anything about carp. She alone can undertake the long, perilous journey to the Imperial Palace, balancing the heavy baskets of fish on a pole across her shoulders, and ensure her village's future." - Book cover
List(s) this item appears in: New acquisitions Nov - Dec 2019 | New acquisitions 2019 | Acquisitions 2019-2020
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Translated from the French.

"The village of Shimae is thrown into turmoil when master carp-catcher Katsuro suddenly drowns in the murky waters of the Kusagawa river. Who now will carry the precious cargo of carp to the Imperial Palace and preserve the crucial patronage that everyone in the village depends upon? Step forward Miyuki, Katsuro's grief-struck widow and the only remaining person in the village who knows anything about carp. She alone can undertake the long, perilous journey to the Imperial Palace, balancing the heavy baskets of fish on a pole across her shoulders, and ensure her village's future." - Book cover

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