New Edition of The Plum Rains
The Liffey Press in Ireland has just published my book, THE PLUM RAINS, as a paperback and e-book.
Here's part of what The Irish Times said about the book:
‘Givens is not just a gifted storyteller – these stories are freighted with a deep knowledge and cultural understanding of Japan; he was a student of its art and literature in both Kyoto and Tokyo and lived in Japan for 12 years. . . . The Plum Rains doesn’t confine itself to poetry and there are glimpses into the pleasure quarters of the “floating world”, monasteries, and, occasionally, the rigours of Zen Buddhism. Indeed many of the stories function as modernised versions of Buddhist debate dialogue and have something of the koan clarity about them. Givens’s prose and dialogues are so authentic that it’s almost as if these stories were handed down or were translated from original sources.’ – Joseph Woods, The Irish Times
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