Le Bureau des jardins et des étangs

Le Bureau des jardins et des étangs

Empire du Japon, époque Heian, xiie siècle. Être le meilleur pêcheur de carpes, fournisseur des étangs sacrés de la cité impériale, n’empêche pas Katsuro de se noyer. C’est alors à sa jeune veuve, Miyuki, de le remplacer pour porter jusqu’à la capitale les carpes arrachées aux remous de la rivière Kusagawa.
Chaussée de sandales de paille, courbée sous la palanche à laquelle sont suspendus ses viviers à poissons, riche seulement de quelques poignées de riz, Miyuki entreprend un périple de plusieurs centaines de kilomètres à travers forêts et montagnes, passant de temple en maison de rendez-vous, affrontant les orages et les séismes, les attaques de brigands et les trahisons de ses compagnons de route, la cruauté des maquerelles et la fureur des kappa, monstres aquatiques qui jaillissent de l’eau pour dévorer les entrailles des voyageurs. Mais la mémoire des heures éblouissantes vécues avec l’homme qu’elle a tant aimé, et dont elle est certaine qu’il chemine à ses côtés, donnera à Miyuki le pouvoir de surmonter les tribulations les plus insolites, et de rendre tout son prestige au vieux maître du Bureau des Jardins et des Étangs.

Title:Le Bureau des jardins et des étangs
Edition Language:French
ISBN:9782234074750
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    Le Bureau des jardins et des étangs Reviews

  • SueKich

    Very little to carp about.An unusual tale set in Imperial Japan over a thousand years ago. As it opens, master fisherman Katsuro has drowned catching exquisite examples of carp destined for the Empero...

  • Tripfiction

    Enchanting novel set in 12th Century Japan (HONSHU)#taketheplungeAll credit to an author who can spin out an enchanting novel around the husbandry of carps, set in 12th Century Japan! This is a beauti...

  • Tocotin

    Book: is about Japan from 1000 years agoAlso book: describes Japan from 500-200 years ago, or something like thatCritics: aMaZinG rEsEarCHPlease, don’t get me wrong. This book is bad on all levels. ...

  • Kelly

    This book was a very odd read. The narrative felt very disjointed as if the author did a lot of research and then formed a story around it rather than the other way around. The story frequently got lo...

  • ?vdokia Veloudou  (velvetreads)

    Thank you to Quercus and RiverRun Books for gifting me a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book read much like an allegory of sensations, juxtaposing between the in-depth r...

  • Zoe Anne Crow

    I was so excited when I found this book - not only is the cover incredibly beautiful but the story was set in Heian Japan, one of my favourite periods to read about.It didn’t take me many pages, how...

  • Jesika

    Reading this book was a strange experience, and I'm not entirely sure that I can accurately explain why and have anyone believe me. Let's leave it at the fact that I am concerned about the author's se...

  • Sofie

    I loved the poetic writing of this book, the references to Japanese culture and myths, the travels of Miyuki and the description of life in the Imperial City. However, the frequent references to sex a...

  • Sahil Pradhan

    ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ is a metaphor. It’s about humanity; it’s not really about books. This is important because we do judge books by their cover art, and their titles, and their...

  • Thebooktrail

    Visit the locations of the novel hereWhat a unique story!It immediately transports you to Japan of the ancient city and ancient ways of life. The novel easily transports the reader to the Imperial ci...