Winner of the prestigious Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2015‘From Algiers to Tokyo, Henshaw creates indelible images...An intriguing contemplation on the nature of storytelling itself.’—Booklist Online‘Henshaw creates a world of psychological complexity and emotional subtlety in a story that moves from Paris to Japan and back again...Henshaw’s prose shimmers as h...
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Mark Henshaw - The Snow KimonoThis novel is so enigmatic I struggled to follow the story. There were so many different paths and twists that I felt exhausted emotionally. That is not to say it isn’t a well written novel. I admire Henshaw’s skill as a...
e becomes ever more nuanced, complex, and misleading.’—Kirkus Reviews‘Casts a spell from the start…A highly original book full of small sensations with the bonus of being a joy to read.’—Shots Magazine, UK‘A novel of exquisite beauty.’—The Times [UK]‘A superb read.’—Bookmooch‘Complex, lucid and engrossing.’—Weekend Australian‘Gripping...Like a Japanese puzzle, prized for their infinite solutions and depth of revelation, each chapter builds on the one before, unfolding through levels of story to unpack deeper and deeper truths.’—Guardian Australia‘A work of extraordinary subtlety, excitement and intelligence...clever and exquisitely executed fiction.’—The Hoopla‘The writing is beautiful: pellucid and wonderfully visual, painting memorable landscape cameos.’—Adelaide Advertiser‘An exquisitely written puzzle.’—Australian Women’s Weekly‘Stunning and hypnotic…Henshaw has rather written a deep reflection on life, memory, love and loss…You won’t read another novel like The Snow Kimono this year, or perhaps for many to come.’—Asian Review of BooksParis, 1989. Recently retired police inspector Auguste Jovert receives a letter from a woman who claims to be his daughter. Two days later, a stranger knocks on his door. His name is Tadashi Omura, and he is a former law professor. He tells Jovert stories about his life, and about a man named Katsuo Ikeda, whom he met when they were both children and who later became a successful writer.Set in France, Japan, and Algeria, The Snow Kimono is a jigsaw puzzle of a novel. The stories that Jovert and Omura tell each other fit together in unpredictable ways. Each new story changes the possibilities of what might happen next. Little by little we glimpse how these men have lied to themselves and to each other. These lies are about to catch up with them.A quarter of a century after the best-selling, multi-award-winning Out of the Line of Fire, Mark Henshaw returns with a novel that is both a psychological thriller and an unforgettable meditation on love and loss, memory and its deceptions, and the things that bind us to others.Mark Henshaw has lived in France, Germany, Yugoslavia, and the United States. He currently lives in Canberra. His debut, Out of the Line of Fire (1988) was one of the biggest selling Australian literary novels of its decade and was published in France, Germany, and Italy.