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Silk (1996) [Novel]
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The year is 1861. Hervé Joncour is a French merchant of silkworms who combs the known world for their gemlike eggs. Then circumstances compel him to travel farther, beyond the edge of the known to a country that is legendary for the quality of its silk and its implacable hostility to foreigners: Japan.

There, in the court of an enigmatic nobleman, Joncour meets a woman. They do not touch; they do not even speak. And he cannot read the note she sends him until he has returned to his own country. But in the moment he does, Joncour is possessed.

Original title: Seta
Original languages: Italian

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Genre: FictionHistoricalAsia
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Edition #1: Silk

Silk (2007)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Ann Goldstein
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Manifested in:

Silk (August 28, 2007)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780307277978
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.8 x 0.6 in
Pages: 132

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Edition #2: Silk

Silk (1997)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Guido Waldman
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Manifested in:

Silk (October 1997)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Harvill
ISBN: 1860462588
Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.1 x 0.5
Pages: 91

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