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The Printmaker's Daughter
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"Govier's expansive historical novel turns the spotlight on Oei, the "ghost brush" attributed to some of her father's famous prints, and a character that drives a compulsively readable novel."--Globe and Mail (Toronto) "If you read one novel this year by a writer you may be unfamiliar with, read THE PRINTMAKER'S DAUGHTER by Katherine Govier; even if you are familiar with Ms. Govier's novels, this one is unmatched literary fiction."--New York Journal of Books "Katherine Govier reimagines the overlooked artist in this historically rich tale, based on a true story and crafted with vivid imagery."--Marie Claire Katherine Govier reimagines the overlooked artist in this historically rich tale, based on a true story and crafted with vivid imagery. --Marie Claire" Lavishly researched and brilliant. . . . Govier astonishes throughout in her ability to write epic themes intimately, particularly in the lyrical, absorbing, and intense final hundred pages. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)" Govier s expansive historical novel turns the spotlight on Oei, the ghost brush attributed to some of her father s famous prints, and a character that drives a compulsively readable novel. --Globe and Mail (Toronto)" From the hothouse ferment of art studios, bordellos, and Kabuki theater to the tonic countryside, Govier s spectacularly detailed, eventful, and emotionally stormy novel is populated by vivid characters and charged with searing insights into Japanese history and the diabolically difficult lives of women and artists. --Booklist (starred review)" If you read one novel this year by a writer you may be unfamiliar with, read THE PRINTMAKER S DAUGHTER by Katherine Govier; even if you are familiar with Ms. Govier s novels, this one is unmatched literary fiction. --New York Journal of Books" "From the hothouse ferment of art studios, bordellos, and Kabuki theater to the tonic countryside, Govier's spectacularly detailed, eventful, and emotionally stormy novel is populated by vivid characters and charged with searing insights into Japanese history and the diabolically difficult lives of women and artists."--Booklist (starred review) "Lavishly researched and brilliant. . . . Govier astonishes throughout in her ability to write epic themes intimately, particularly in the lyrical, absorbing, and intense final hundred pages."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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