Samurai Bridge - A Tale Of Old Japan By Mackinnon

Samurai Bridge - A Tale Of Old Japan  By  Mackinnon
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Product ID : 9781894154291

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Undoubtedly the most unusual piece of bridge fiction ever published, 'Samurai Bridge' takes the reader to a remote village in early 19th century Japan. At first, the characters may seem familiar - the heroic masterless samurai (a ronin), the evil town magistrate, the downtrodden peasants, the tea-house madam with a heart of gold, and so forth. But soon we realize that these people are different - they are all fanatical bridge players, and the climactic battle between the forces of good and evil will take place not in the dojo, but at the card table.

A host of fascinating people inhabit this book - a seductive ghost with her own agenda for the ronin, a Buddhist monk who finds it hard to relinquish earthly pleasures, a bathhouse-girl whose humble appearance masks something much more deadly, an out-of-work actor who has unwillingly become involved in a complex masquerade, a notary whose father was bridge professional to the Emperor until he fell out of favor, and many more.

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