The Girl Who Played Go

by Shan Sa | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1400040256 Global Overview for this book
Registered by greedyreader of Oakland, New Jersey USA on 12/11/2004
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by greedyreader from Oakland, New Jersey USA on Saturday, December 11, 2004
Shan Sa was born in 1972 in Beijing. In 1990 she left china for France, where she studied in Paris and worked for 2 years with the painter Balthus. Her two previous novels were awarded the Prix Goncourt du Premier Roman and the Prix Cazes.

What a Great Book!

The story is about two people, written in concurrent chapters. One is a Japanese soldier who is an occupying force in China (the story takes place around the late 1930s). The other is a young Manchurian girl (later teens) who is a skilled go player.

The chapters follow their how their lives are pulled together in sparse, revealing, and lyrical prose.

Amazing and I won't say more. Rarely do I savor a book so!

Journal Entry 2 by greedyreader from Oakland, New Jersey USA on Wednesday, December 15, 2004
This is on your wishlist so you should accept it without conditions. (In other words: don't send book in return!)

To powerhouse

Journal Entry 3 by powerhouse from Culemborg, Gelderland Netherlands on Monday, December 20, 2004
O, wonderful warm faraway person! You made this girl a happy woman today. Not only was this undoubted gem on my wishlist, but look at her! such a beautiful hardcover edition, what a gift! Thank you so much greedyreader!

Journal Entry 4 by powerhouse from Culemborg, Gelderland Netherlands on Saturday, October 21, 2006
Almost two years later now and I am giving this wonderful book to a dear friend who is in fact from the States so it will probably travel back with him to Washington DC. Let's see if he joins BC...?
And greedyreader: thanks again, you are the gem here.

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