The Ginger Tree
By Oswald Wynd
Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060959678, 324pp.
Publication Date: May 2002
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In 1903, a young Scotswoman named Mary Mackenzie sets sail for China to marry her betrothed, a military attachÉ in Peking. But soon after her arrival, Mary falls into an adulterous affair with a young Japanese nobleman, scandalizing the British community. Casting her out of the European community, her compatriots tear her away from her small daughter. A woman abandoned and alone, Mary learns to survive over forty tumultuous years in Asia, including two world wars and the cataclysmic Tokyo earthquake of 1923.
-New York Times
--- The Spectator (London)
--- Daily Record (Scotland)
“One of the few contemporary novels to show Japan as it was and is.”