About this book
A tale of integrity and corruption, passion and power, where readers will be transported to a place like no other: a tiny, man-made island in the bay of Nagasaki. For two hundred years, the sole gateway between Japan and the West, where scheming traders, spies, interpreters, servants and concubines of two cultures converge. This follows a young Dutch clerk, who arrives to make his fortune, and instead loses his heart.
The number one bestselling novel by 'just about the most audacious, thrilling and, above all, entertaining young British novelist there is' - Observer.