The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet


The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet Fiction
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From the author of Cloud Atlas. The year is 1799, the place Dejima, the 'high-walled, fan-shaped artificial island' that is the Japanese Empire's single port and sole window to the world. It is also the farthest flung outpost of the powerful Dutch East Indies Company. To this place of superstition and swamp fever, crocodiles and courtesans, earthquakes and typhoons, comes Jacob de Zoet. The young, devout, and ambitious clerk must spend five yers in the East to earn enough money to deserve the hand of his wealthy fiancee. But his intentions are shifted, his character shaken, and his soul stirred when he meets Orito Aibagawa, the beautiful and scarred daughter of a Samurai. 576p.

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