The Teahouse Fire

The Teahouse Fire

By: Avery, Ellis

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pp 480 paperback in very good condition; clean pages; uncreased spine that has some rubbing along the edge; light edgewearThe story of two women whose lives intersect in late-nineteenth-century Japan, The Teahouse Fire is also a portrait of one of the most fascinating places and times in all of history-Japan as it opens its doors to the West. It was a period when wearing a different color kimono could make a political statement, when women stopped blackening their teeth to profess an allegiance to Western ideas, and when Japan's most mysterious rite-the tea ceremony-became not just a sacramental meal, but a ritual battlefield. We see it all through the eyes of Aurelia, an American orphan adopted by the Shin family, proprietors of a tea ceremony school, after their daughter, Yukako, finds her hiding on their grounds. Aurelia becomes Yukako's closest companion, and they, the Shin family, and all of Japan face a time of great challenges and uncertainty.

Title: The Teahouse Fire

Author Name: Avery, Ellis

Categories: Literature & Fiction, Cultural Heritage,

Publisher: US, Penguin Publishing Group: 2007

ISBN Number: 159448273X

ISBN Number 13: 9781594482731

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Type: Paperback

Size: 5.1 x 1 x 8 inches

Seller ID: PGB614