Stranger in the Shogun's City  


Stranger in the Shogun's City
Scribner | July 14, 2020 | 352 pages
ISBN: 9781501188527

A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in Edo—the city that would become Tokyo—and a portrait of a great city on the brink of a momentous encounter with the West. The daughter of a Buddhist priest, Tsuneno was born in a rural Japanese village and was expected to live a traditional life much like her mother’s.