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The Street of a Thousand Blossoms - A Novel

Gail Tsukiyama

Japan, 1939. On the Street of a Thousand Blossoms in Tokyo, two orphaned brothers are growing up with loving grandparents who inspire them to dream of a future firmly rooted in tradition. The older boy, Hiroshi, shows early signs of promise in sumo wrestling, while Kenji is fascinated by the art of creating exquisite masks for actors in the Noh theater. But as the ripples of war spread all the way to their quiet neighborhood, the brothers must put their dreams on hold-and then forge their own paths in a new Japan. In a powerfully moving story that spans almost thirty years, Gail Tsukiyama brings her acclaimed depth of character and emotion to her biggest canvas yet-an epic novel of tradition and change, of loss and renewal, and above all of the enduring strength of family ties-at a turning point in modern history.

Japan, 1939. On the Street of a Thousand Blossoms in Tokyo, two orphaned brothers are growing up with loving grandparents who inspire them to dream of a future firmly rooted in tradition. The older boy, Hiroshi, shows early signs of promise in sumo wrestling, while Kenji is fascinated by the art of creating exquisite masks for actors in the Noh theater. But as the ripples of war spread all the way to their quiet neighborhood, the brothers must put their dreams on hold-and then forge their own paths in a new Japan. In a powerfully moving story that spans almost thirty years, Gail Tsukiyama brings her acclaimed depth of character and emotion to her biggest canvas yet-an epic novel of tradition and change, of loss and renewal, and above all of the enduring strength of family ties-at a turning point in modern history.
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Japan, 1939. On the Street of a Thousand Blossoms in Tokyo, two orphaned brothers are growing up with loving grandparents who inspire them to dream of a future firmly rooted in tradition. The older boy, Hiroshi, shows early signs of promise in sumo wrestling, while Kenji is fascinated by the art of creating exquisite masks for actors in the Noh theater. But as the ripples of war spread all the way to their quiet neighborhood, the brothers must put their dreams on hold-and then forge their own paths in a new Japan. In a powerfully moving story that spans almost thirty years, Gail Tsukiyama brings her acclaimed depth of character and emotion to her biggest canvas yet-an epic novel of tradition and change, of loss and renewal, and above all of the enduring strength of family ties-at a turning point in modern history.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Park

Length:

14h 50m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:57


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:34


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:13


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:47


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:42


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:30


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:32


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:12


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:47


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:03


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:24


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:08


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:04


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:13


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:18


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:50


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:15


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:04


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:32


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:42


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:52


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:03


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:50


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:52


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:15


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:18


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:11


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

01:49


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:34


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:16


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:38


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:29


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

01:47


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:36


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:38


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:07


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:04


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:25


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:24


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:21


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:50


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:19


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:14


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:14


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:47


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:40


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:16


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:44


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:17


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

02:54


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:43


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:17


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:12


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:56


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:56


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:10


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:47


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:43


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:28


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:35


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:20


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:35


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:04


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

02:42


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:54


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:53


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:41


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:40


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

05:42


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:15


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:23


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:11


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

03:20


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

04:56


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:56


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

02:38


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:48


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:03


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

02:51


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:54


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:10


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:05


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:18


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:41


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

02:54


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:13


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:33


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:09


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

01:55


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:36


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

01:51


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:34


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:51


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:45


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:57


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:43


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:04


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

02:10


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

03:51


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:29


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:30


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

05:51


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:27


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:23


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

05:26


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:33


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

03:06


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:46


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

02:28


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

01:48


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

02:42


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

01:31


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:44


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:43


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:38


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:46


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

02:56


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

05:15


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

02:43


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

03:31


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:57


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:33


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

02:11


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

02:08


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:17


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:56


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

03:01


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

02:17


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

05:02


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

02:47


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:46


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:12


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

02:48


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

04:16


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

04:58


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

05:40


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

02:34


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

02:58


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

01:59


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

02:24


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

05:32


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:08


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

02:47


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

05:07


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

01:45


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

03:54


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

06:27


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

06:12


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

03:52


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

04:17


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

02:13


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

06:41


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

04:59


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

02:34


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

07:06