The Printmaker's Daughter by Katherine Govier
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A lost voice of old Japan reclaims her rightful place inhistory in this breathtaking work of imagination and scholarship from award-winning and internationally acclaimedauthor Katherine Govier. In the evocative taleof 19th century Tokyo, The Printmaker’sDaughter  delivers an enthrallingtale of one of the world’s great unknown artists: Oei,the mysterious daughter of master printmaker Hokusai, painter of the Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. In a novel that willresonate with readers of Tracy Chevalier’s Girlwith a Pearl Earring, Lisa See’s SnowFlower and the Secret Fan, and David Mitchell’s The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet,the sights and sensations of an exotic, bygone era form the richly captivatingbackdrop for an intimate, finely wrought story of daughterhood and duty, artand authorship, the immortality of creation and the anonymity of history.
 

About Katherine Govier

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Katherine Govier is a winner of the Toronto Book Award and Canada’s Marian Engel Award for a woman writer in mid-career. Her novel Creation, about John James Audubon in Labrador, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She lives in Toronto.
 
Published November 22, 2011 by Harper Perennial. 512 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Based on exhaustive research into the life of famed painter and printmaker Hokusai, this novel postulates that much of his work, particularly in his dotage, was actually that of his daughter and chief protégée, Oei.

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The Printmaker’s Daughter is a particular joy.”If you read one novel this year by a writer you may be unfamiliar with, read The Printmaker’s Daughter by Katherine Govier;

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Denver Post

Her latest novel, "The Printmaker's Daughter," features another artist: Hokusai's third and most gifted daughter, Katsushika Oei.

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Dawn.com

Until recently that is, when she was rediscovered by author Katherine Govier who made Oei the subject of her latest novel, The Printmaker’s Daughter.

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