By G. G. Rowley
Recounting the extraordinary tale of this resilient girl and the war-torn global during which she lived, G. G. Rowley investigates aristocratic relations records, village storehouses, and the files of imperial convents to re-create Nakako’s existence from commencing to finish. She follows the banished concubine as she endures rural exile, gets an unforeseen reprieve, and rediscovers herself because the abbess of a nunnery. As she unravels Nakako’s strange story, Rowley additionally profiles the little-known lives of samurai girls who sacrificed themselves at the fringes of the nice battles that introduced an finish to greater than a century of civil conflict. Written with prepared perception and actual affection, An Imperial Concubine’s story tells the genuine tale of a woman’s outstanding existence in seventeenth-century Japan.
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An Imperial Concubine's Tale: Scandal, Shipwreck, and Salvation in Seventeenth-Century Japan by G. G. Rowley