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Grass For His Pillow: Tales of Otori, Book Two
     

Grass For His Pillow: Tales of Otori, Book Two

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by Lian Hearn
 

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Both Takeo and Kaede have visions of their future. Takeo works to escape the Tribe and fulfill the last wishes of his adoptive father, Lord Shigeru Otori. And Kaede, heir to two seats of power, moves forward step by step, aided by her own wits and a precarious alliance with Lord Fujiwara. In their separate worlds, the two long for each other, knowing that they are

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Both Takeo and Kaede have visions of their future. Takeo works to escape the Tribe and fulfill the last wishes of his adoptive father, Lord Shigeru Otori. And Kaede, heir to two seats of power, moves forward step by step, aided by her own wits and a precarious alliance with Lord Fujiwara. In their separate worlds, the two long for each other, knowing that they are meant to be together, wondering if they will ever see each other again. . . .

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”A welcome sequel...deliciously readable. In this new volume, we find ourselves once again transported to a medieval Japan of the imagination: a harsh land ruled by local warlords, an essentially static social order in which family ties bind tightly, a culture that mixes great refinement with unspeakable brutality...Reads like a fine translation from the Japanese.”—The New York Times Book Review

”This is the second installment in Hearn’s trilogy and astonishingly it’s even better than volume one...the emotional power of the story is vastly magnified. Time and destiny are almost tangible in the novel...The beauty, savagery and strangeness of Hearn’s gripping tale is heightened by her exquisite, crystalline prose.”—The Independent on Sunday (UK)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101217245
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/11/2003
Series:
Tales of the Otori Series , #2
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
145,274
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
12 Years

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From the Publisher
”A welcome sequel...deliciously readable. In this new volume, we find ourselves once again transported to a medieval Japan of the imagination: a harsh land ruled by local warlords, an essentially static social order in which family ties bind tightly, a culture that mixes great refinement with unspeakable brutality...Reads like a fine translation from the Japanese.”—The New York Times Book Review

”This is the second installment in Hearn’s trilogy and astonishingly it’s even better than volume one...the emotional power of the story is vastly magnified. Time and destiny are almost tangible in the novel...The beauty, savagery and strangeness of Hearn’s gripping tale is heightened by her exquisite, crystalline prose.”—The Independent on Sunday (UK)

Meet the Author

Lian Hearn is the pseudonym for a writer, currently living in Australia, who has a lifelong interest in Japan, has lived there, and speaks Japanese. Riverhead will publish Hearn's next book, Heaven's Net Is Wide: The First Tale of the Otori, the prequel to the Otori series, in 2007.

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Grass for His Pillow Tales of the Otori Series #2) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Across the Nightengale Floor and was very excited to get a copy of Grass for His Pillow. I have to admit, I didn't enjoy this one quite as much as the first (gave this one 4 stars, gave the first 5), but I think that was because this book seems to spend a lot of time setting up for the third book, so there's a lot of detail that doesn't seem as important or interesting as it will probably turn out to be. I'm really excited about the third book and highly recommend the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This second book was just as amazing as the first book of the Otori Tales. Please ,please read the entire trilogy, they are such beautiful books, you wouldn't want to miss such an astonishing work.Thank you, Lian hearn!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is gloriously beautiful and wonderfully written. It can keep young and old glued to its pages. I can't wait to read the second installment!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was so hard to put down I read it with in a few hours. The story keeps the reader interested and brings you to sympathize and feel the emotions of the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good
ElGatoMO More than 1 year ago
Excellent read; thouroghly enjoyed it.