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Japanese Magnolia

3.92  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Can a Japanese samurai of impeccable lineage in Edo period Japan get away with being gay?
Can he break all the rules of society and get away with it?
It all started when an aging samurai took an eccentric interest in a teenage peasant boy who had the unusual gift of writing and one day he brought his son, Lord Okimoto to the peasant’s house. The eyes of the samurai’s son an
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Sookie
Oct 18, 2015 Sookie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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One cannot help but wonder if pursuing a relationship that you know goes against all the rules and morals implemented by the society and the people who strictly adhere to them, would in any way have a happy ending.

A forbidden love affair goes horribly wrong after they get caught by the Samurai's mother. The Samurai gets married to woman as arranged and the peasant is forced to marry a girl to get his mind of the Samurai.

The story lacks an insight to Edo era or the life in general. Kimura brushe
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Partha Nandi
Jan 02, 2016 Partha Nandi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's a must read, the pain in it will haunt you. Love. in general, must not suffer such an ill fate. My first experience with a queer novel left me sad and shaky.
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Apr 24, 2015 HEMANT SHAH rated it really liked it
Heart-wrenching story of a Japanese samurai and a son of a peasant... very difficult life to lead for both of them. The way they become victim of their own self
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Rei Kimura is a lawyer with a passion for writing about unique events and personalities. She has adopted an interesting style of creating stories around true events and the lives of real people in a number of her books, believing that is the best way of making hidden historical events and people come alive for 21st century readers.
With this objective in mind, Rei has touched on historical events l
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