The Mask Carver’s Son by Alyson Richman audiobook

The Mask Carver’s Son

By Alyson Richman
Read by John Lee

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10.24 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781452684215

1890. Yamamoto Kiyoki is a Japanese art student, dreaming of studying in Paris with the inspiring and vibrant Impressionist painters. Yamamoto Ryusei is Kiyoki's father. Ryusei's art, carving intricate masks for traditional Japanese theater, has been his refuge from loneliness since the death of his beloved wife, and he is revered as the most inspired artist of his kind. He expects his only son to honor the traditions of his family and his country, not to be seduced by Western ideas of what is beautiful. Ryusei hopes Kiyoki will follow his own distinguished career, creating masks that will become the family's crowning achievement. But what is a father to do when his son's path is not what he had planned? And how can a son honor his father, and yet fulfill his own destiny?

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Summary

Summary

1890. Yamamoto Kiyoki is a Japanese art student, dreaming of studying in Paris with the inspiring and vibrant Impressionist painters.

Yamamoto Ryusei is Kiyoki's father. Ryusei's art, carving intricate masks for traditional Japanese theater, has been his refuge from loneliness since the death of his beloved wife, and he is revered as the most inspired artist of his kind. He expects his only son to honor the traditions of his family and his country, not to be seduced by Western ideas of what is beautiful. Ryusei hopes Kiyoki will follow his own distinguished career, creating masks that will become the family's crowning achievement.

But what is a father to do when his son's path is not what he had planned? And how can a son honor his father, and yet fulfill his own destiny?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Ms. Richman is a very special talent. Kristin Hannah, New York Times bestselling author
“A meticulous profile of a man struggling against his native culture, his family, and his own sense of responsibility.” New York Times Book Review
“This reverent, formal, and ambitious first novel boasts a glossy surface and convincing period detail.” Publishers Weekly
“Richman has successfully drawn upon her historical research and her own experience…filled with historical detail and strong characterization.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Alyson Richman

Author Bio: Alyson Richman

Alyson Richman is the internationally bestselling author of The Lost Wife, The Rhythm of Memory, The Last Van Gogh, and The Mask Carver’s Son, among others. Her novels have been published in more than fifteen languages and have received both national and international acclaim. She loves to travel, cook, ride her yellow bicycle, and do ballet.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 10.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English