The Guardian has chosen The Garden of Evening Mists as one of the best books of the 21st Century!

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Written by Malaysian novelist Tan Twan Eng, The Garden of Evening Mists has been recognised as one of the best books of the 21st Century by The Guardian.

The book takes shape in three parts as it narrates the life and experiences of the protagonist as a Japanese prisoner during World War II, and later as an apprentice of a Japanese gardener.

The book was published in January 2012 and is the author’s second novel, first being The Gift Of Rain in 2007. The Garden of Evening Mists was awarded the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2012 and the Walter Scott Prize under the Historical fiction category.

 

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