James Clavell, who died in 1994, was a screenwriter, director, producer, and novelist born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Although he wrote the screenplays for a number of acclaimed films, including The Fly (1958), The Great Escape (1963), and To Sir With Love (1967), he is best known for his epic novels in his Asian Saga. From the Trade Paperback edition.
"With great skill and intelligence...Gai-Jin is just the ticket. It has it all: murders, battles, rapes, earthquakes, sword fights, insanely convoluted political intrigues, and innumerable accounts of 'pillowing' with beautiful women."--San Francisco Chronicle
"A grand historical perspective that makes us feel we're
understanding how today's Japan came into being...absorbing...full
of rich characters and complicated action." --New York Times
"Engrossing...entertaining...the broad portrait is accurate and as
colorful as an ancient Kabuki play."--People
"Breathtaking....worth every word, every ounce, every
From the Trade Paperback edition.