Shiokari Pass. Bill Ayako Miura, Sheila Fearnehough, tr.

Shiokari Pass

Tokyo: Tuttle Publishing, 2000. Reprint. Paperback. Used - Fine/As New. B&W stills from the motion picture. 13 x 20 cm. 272 pp. Item #6635

Based on a true story, Shiokari Pass is a moving tale of love eclipsed by sacrifice and tragedy. The hero of this Japanese novel is the young and idealistic Nobuo Nagano, who finds himself forced to make a heart- wrenching decision, when he must choose between his childhood sweetheart, Fujiko, and his newly found Christian faith. Set in Hokkaido at the turn of the nineteenth century, when for the first time Western culture and ideas were beginning to challenge Japan’s long-held traditions, Shiokari Pass takes an intriguing look at Japanese life and thought of a hundred years ago.

About the author:
Ayako Miura (1922-1999) was born in Hokkaido and rose to literary stardom on the basis of her first novel, Freezing point, published serially in 1964. After graduation, she worked as a teacher at primary school, but soon afterwards, she contracted tuberculosis and spent over 13 years in a sanatorium. Miura converted to the Christian faith and was baptised in 1952. Her life before her writing career began is described in the first volume of her autobiography The Wind is Howling. She published over eighty works of both fiction and non-fiction and a number have been remade as feature-length films.

Price: HK$110.00

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