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Autumn Leaves: A Novel of Old Japan

Autumn Leaves: A Novel of Old Japan

by Everitt Foster


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There has been a series of fires plaguing Edo, the city of paper and wood, and the firechief Kiru Jindo has been unable to solve the crimes. Prince Juzo is becoming impatient. When a ronin named Iga-no-Nikki arrives in the city looking for work he soon finds himself charged with arson. His only hope is to find the real criminal before he is forced to commit seppuku.

At the same time two women in Kiru's life are moving in opposite directions and it is tearing him apart. Akashi, the beautiful geisha Kiru wants to marry, has set her sights on the stage. She loves him but cannot marry him yet. At the same time he is tasked by his wealthy but powerless father to find a husband for his daydreaming sister, Osan. She is in love with love and soon finds herself falling for Nikki.

Romance, adventure, mystery and pastoral, this story takes the reader through medieval Japan, showing the humor, honor, science, beauty, horror and love that has captured the imagination of the world for centuries.

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ISBN-13: 9781523203956
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/14/2013
Pages: 552
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.23(d)

About the Author

Everitt Foster is a non-practicing scientist, geological denomination, who converted to military history after undergrad, but has since entirely lapsed from academia. In 2010, after nearly a decade of almost solitary confinement in a tiny office with a pack of red pens and stacks of undergraduate essays, he lost faith and made a daring escape from graduate school. Eyewitnesses report that the breakout involved fending off a brilliant adviser, hurdling three committee members, and evading a clever dissertation. It also involved losing all but four friends. His most interesting publication involved Michael Foucault and Dexter Morgan; use your imagination, or read Dexter and Philosophy: Mind Over Spatter. He enjoys the outdoors (rocks and astronomy), the indoors (books and video games) and various mental pharmaceuticals (again, use your imagination). He lives in Texas. Mostly harmless. If found do not feed before midnight, caffinate regularly, and enjoy the ride.

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