Matsuoka, Takashi Autumn Bridge
New York Delacorte Press 2004 0385336411 / 9780385336413 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
DJ has small nick near top of front flap - else near fine. Map of Japan on pastedowns/feps. A bright, attractive copy.
"In the year 1311, in the highest tower of Cloud of Sparrows Castle, a beautiful woman sits by the window, watching as enemies gather below and fires spread through the night. As she calmly awaits her fate, she begins to write, carefully setting down on a scroll the secret history of the Okumichi clan. . . of the gift of prophecy they share and the extraordinary destiny that awaits them. For six centuries, these remarkable writings lay hidden - until they are uncovered by an American woman, a missionary named Emily Gibson, who arrived in Edo Harbor in 1861, in flight from a tragic past. Soon an extraordinary man would enter her life: Lord Genji of the Okumichi clan, a nobleman with a gift of prophecy who must defend his embattled family - and confront forbidden feelings for an outsider in his midst."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall