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The Pure Land
The Pure Land Alan Spence 1841958824 9781841958828 The year is 1858. Thomas Glover is a restless young man with dreams of escaping Aberdeen. Abandoning his childhood sweetheart, he takes a posting as a trader in Japan. Within ten years he amasses a g
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The Pure Land by Alan Spence

The year is 1858. Thomas Glover is a restless young man with dreams of escaping Aberdeen. Abandoning his childhood sweetheart, he takes a posting as a trader in Japan. Within ten years he amasses a great fortune, learns the ways of the samurai and helps overthrow the Shogun - a rapid rise from lowly shipping clerk to millionaire industrialist. Yet behind Glovers astonishing success lies a man cut to the heart. His love affair with a courtesan - a woman who, unknown to him, would bear him the son for which he had always longed - would form a tragedy so dramatic as to be immortalized in the story of Madame Butterfly. The Pure Land relives in fiction the arc of Glovers true-life rise and fall, and forges a 100-year saga that culminates in the annihilation of Nagasaki in 1945.

Author: Alan Spence

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 432

Publisher: Canongate U.S.

Publication Date: 2007-11-10

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ISBN: 1841958824


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