The budding tree : six stories of love in Edo

ISBN: 9781564784896, 1564784894
OCLC Number: 154308861
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
Author: Aiko Kitahara
Translator: Ian McCullough MacDonald
Language: en
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Publication Place: Champaign, IL
English Publication Date: 2008
Notes: Japanese title: Koiwasuregusa. Contents: Love's chill wind, Eight-tenths a man, No time for tears, Innocent in love, Forget-me-not, The budding tree.
Abstract: In the latter half of the Edo period, the warrior caste was finding itself pushed out of the top echelons of Japanese society & repeated famines swept the countryside. Against this backdrop, a small number of women built themselves independent lives. The stories in this book recount the conditions in which these women lived.