Gai-Jin by James Clavell

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 6 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis


The heir to the magnificent English trading company, the Noble House…the direct descendant of the first Toranaga Shogun battling to usher his country into the modern age…a beautiful young French woman forever torn between ambition and desireTheir lives intertwine in an exotic land newly open to foreigners, gai-jin, torn apart by greed, idealism, and terrorism. Their passions mingle with monarchs and diplomats, assassins, courtesans and spies. Their fates collide in James Clavell’s latest masterpiece set in nineteenth-century Japan–an unforgettable epic seething with betrayal and secrets, brutality and heroism, love and forbidden passions.…




From the Paperback edition.
 

About James Clavell

See more books from this Author
James Clavell, who died in 1994, was a screenwriter, director, producer, and novelist born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Although he wrote the screenplays for a number of acclaimed films, including The Fly (1958), The Great Escape (1963), and To Sir With Love (1967), he is best known for his epic novels in his Asian Saga.
 
Published July 14, 2009 by Dell. 1106 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Gai-Jin

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

Angelique's syphilis-stricken fellow Frenchman Andre Poncin wends his way through the plot toward a glorious love- death with his Japanese mistress while Japanese warlords fight each other, samurai endlessly behead samurai, earthquakes shiver, and Yokohama burns.

| Read Full Review of Gai-Jin

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

The second volume in Clavell's Shogun quartet was a 13-week PW bestseller.

| Read Full Review of Gai-Jin

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

In 1862, as Japan slowly opens its doors to foreigners, or gai-jin , 20-year-old Mark Struan--grandson of Dirk Struan, founder of the Noble House commercial dynasty--is horseback-riding in Yokohama with other young Westerners, including beautiful Angelique Richaud, ward of the French Minister.

| Read Full Review of Gai-Jin

BC Books

See more reviews from this publication

This is the third book of James Clavell's Asian Saga.

Jun 05 2011 | Read Full Review of Gai-Jin

Seattle PI

This is the third book of James Clavell's Asian Saga.

Jun 05 2011 | Read Full Review of Gai-Jin

People

Into their masculine midst comes a penniless French beauty, Angelique Richaud, who's in romantic pursuit of Malcolm Struan, the dashing young head of the same trading house that Clavell featured in two of his earlier novels, Taipan and Noble House.

May 10 1993 | Read Full Review of Gai-Jin

Reader Rating for Gai-Jin
67%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 232 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×