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The Pure Land

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The Pure Land by Alan Spence
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A powerful historical novel based on the remarkable life of the man who inspired Madame Butterfly1858. A young Scotsman grasps the chance of escape to foreign lands and takes a posting as a trader in Japan. Within ten years Thomas Glover amasses a great fortune, learns the ways of the samurai, and, on the other side of the law, brings about the overthrow of the Shogun.Yet beneath Glover's astonishing success lies a man cut to the heart. His love affair with a courtesan - a woman who, unknown to him, would bear him the son for which he had always longed - would form a tragedy so dramatic as to be immortalised in the stories behind Madame Butterfly and Miss Saigon.The Pure Land relives in fiction the arc of Glover's true-life rise and fall, and forges a hundred-year saga that culminates in the annihilation of Nagasaki in 1945. Alan Spence has produced a modern epic, at once a rattling good adventure, a heart-wrenching love story and a journey of the spirit.

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Release date NZ
November 26th, 2007
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Collection
Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
Country of Publication
Australia
Imprint
The Text Publishing Company
Pages
432
Dimensions
129x196x28
ISBN-13
9781921351167
Product ID
1634991

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