The Garden of Evening Mists

01 November 2012

Tan Twan Eng

Canongate

352 pages, Rs 350

Set in Malaya over four decades, this 2012 Booker Prize shortlisted novel tells the story of Teoh Yun Ling, who sets out to build a garden in memory of her sister, killed during the Japanese Occupation of World War II. Her encounter with Aritomo, once the gardener of the Emperor of Japan, is the beginning of an extraordinary journey.

Manas Roshan  is an independent journalist based in Delhi.

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