Grass for His Pillow Episode: Lord Fujiwara's Treasures (Tales of the Otori #2, Episode 1)by Lian Hearn
Abducted by his teacher, Kenji, Takeo is condemned to work as an assassin, an enforced occupation that his father sacrificed his life to escape. Still he is determined to carry on the name of the Otori. At the same time, his beloved Shirakawa Kaede, heir to the Maruyama, returns home to a shattered family and an uncertain future, and quickly realizes that she can rely on no one but herself.
"The beauty, savagery, and strangeness of Hearn's gripping tale is heightened by the exquisite, crystalline prose." �The Independent on Sunday (U.K.)
Lian Hearn is a pseudonym. Born in England and currently living in Australia, the author attended Oxford University, has studied Japanese, and has a lifelong interest in Japan.
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