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Publisher Description

The definitive illustrated edition of the international bestseller

Two hundred and sixty-four Japanese wood and ivory carvings, none of them larger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great-uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the netsuke, they unlocked a far more dramatic story than he could ever have imagined.

From a burgeoning empire in Odessa to fin de siècle Paris, from occupied Vienna to postwar Tokyo, de Waal traces the netsuke's journey through generations of his remarkable family against the backdrop of a tumultuous century. With sumptuous photographs of the netsuke collection and full-color images from de Waal's family archive, the illustrated edition of The Hare with Amber Eyes transforms a deeply intimate saga into a work of visual art.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2012
November 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
432
Pages
PUBLISHER
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
19.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Kamapavi ,

The Hare with Amber Eyes

The memoir is wonderful, using an unusual methodology to explore a family history. A very good read. However, I purchased the illustrated version so that I could see the 264 netsuke pictured but the end papers are not included (other than in the list of illustrations). This is a HUGH disappointment. Please revise.

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