Left Coast Writers®: David Kudler - Risuko (Corte Madera)

Monday, October 3, 2016 - 7:00pm

Left Coast Writers® Salon Meeting
1st Monday each month • 7:00-9:00 pm • $120 per year • Corte Madera
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Though Japan has been devastated by a century of civil war, Risuko just wants to climb trees. Growing up far from the battlefields and court intrigues, the fatherless girl finds herself pulled into a plot that may reunite Japan -- or may destroy it. She is torn from her home and what is left of her family, but finds new friends at a school that may not be what it seems. Magical but historical, Risuko follows her along the first dangerous steps to discovering who she truly is.

David Kudler is an author, editor, and publisher living just north of San Francisco, California with his wife, teacher/author Maura Vaughn, his author-to-be daughters, and their (apparently) non-literary cats. He is best known as the editor of Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces. His children’s picture book The Seven Gods of Luck was adapted from a Japanese folktale. Two books that he edited for Joseph Campbell Foundation (Sake & Satori and Myths of Light) explore Japanese mythology and religion. He has written about places other than Japan — but his imagination keeps returning to the Land of the Rising Sun.

 

Location: 
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Risuko: A Kunoichi Tale Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781938808326
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Stillpoint/Atalanta - June 15th, 2016

Samurai, assassins, warlords -- and a girl who likes to climb

Tight, exciting, and thoughtful... The characters are nicely varied and all the pieces fit into place deftly. -- Kirkus Reviews