The Garden of Evening Mists
Shortlisted for the MAN BOOKER PRIZE
Winner of the MAN ASIAN LITERARY PRIZE
Winner of the WALTER SCOTT PRIZE
Shortlisted for the INTERNATIONAL IMPAC DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD
In the highlands of Malaya, a woman sets out to build a memorial to her sister, killed at the hands of the Japanese during the brutal Occupation of their country. Yun Ling's quest leads her to The Garden of Evening Mists, and to Aritomo, a man of extraordinary skill and reputation, once the gardener of the Emperor of Japan. When she accepts his offer to become his apprentice, she begins a journey into her past, inextricably linked with the secrets of her troubled country's history.