Teoh Yun Ling was 17 years old when she first heard about Aritomo and the garden, but she was not able to make a visit until a decade later after the war in Malaya. A man of extraordinary skill and reputation, Aritomo was once the gardener for the Emperor of Japan, and now Yun Ling needs him to help her build a memorial to her beloved sister, killed at the hands of the Japanese. To learn everything Aritomo can teach her, and to honour her sister, Yun Ling must explore her own past and the ways in which it is inextricably linked to a dark moment in the history of her troubled country.
Dimensions: 129 × 224 × 198 mm
Published by Canongate Books