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THE MASK CARVER'S SON

 

Set against the backdrop of Meiji Period Japan, this heartbreaking, beautifully written novel tells the story of a young Japanese artist who against his father’s wishes travels to Paris to study painting with the Impressionists. The Mask Carver’s Son is both the story of an artist’s journey and the story of a father and son — two men of artistic genius who cannot reconcile their opposing passions.

 

Trade Paperback: 384 pages

Publisher: Berkley (September 3, 2013)

ISBN: 9780425267264

Also available in hardcover.

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PRAISE & REVIEWS

 

"A meticulous profile of a man struggling against his native culture, his family, and his own sense of responsibility."

— The New York Times Book Review

 

"Recalls Arthur Golden's Memoir of a Geisha… [Richman's] sense of Japanese culture is subtle and nuanced."

— San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle'

 

"A long, succulent glide through two cultures."

— Bookforum