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The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng
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Mar 22, 2012

it was amazing
Read from March 22 to 26, 2012

The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng is a highly atmospheric novel that oozes mysterious beauty set in Malaysia following the retirement of Judge Teoh Yun Ling, a survivor of a brutal Japanese internment camp during WWII when Japan attacked her homeland in China. Following her survival she comes to Malaysia where she meets the former Japanese Emperor's gardener Nakamura Aritomo.

Eng uses shifts in time between the present when Malaysia is under attack from communist guerrillas and independence from the British is being sought to Ling's time with Aritomo after the war when she requests his help to make a Japanese garden to honor her sister.

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