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Author Govier, Katherine, 1948-

Title The printmaker's daughter : a novel / Katherine Govier
Edition First edition
Published New York : Harper Perennial, [2011]
©2011

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Description 501 pages ; 21 cm
Summary Recounting the story of her life, Oei plunges us into the colorful world of nineteenth-century Edo, in which courtesans rub shoulders with poets, warriors consort with actors, and the arts flourish in an unprecedented moment of creative upheaval. Oei and Hokusai live among writers, novelists, tattoo artists, and prostitutes, evading the spies of the repressive shogunate as they work on Hokusai's countless paintings and prints. Wielding her brush, rejecting domesticity in favor of dedication to the arts, Oei defies all expectations of womanhood--all but one. A dutiful daughter to the last, she will obey the will of her eccentric father, the man who created her and who, ultimately, will rob her of her place in history
Notes First published as The ghost brush in Canada in 2010
Subject Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849 -- Fiction.
Katsushika, Ōi, active 19th century -- Fiction.
Japan -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Reading nook.
Novels.
LC no. 2011028810
ISBN 0062000365 (paperback)
9780062000361 (paperback)