A Thousand Years of Love

A Thousand Years Of Love is a historical novel set in ancient Kyoto, Japan, and Hangzhou, China, a city described by Marco Polo as “the greatest in the world.” JOIN LADY KAISHI, a noblewoman of the Heian Court, as she tries to find her mother’s grave site, somewhere across the East China Sea.

 

Her search takes her from the ancient city of Kyoto, to the Temple of the Purple Clouds, on the shores of the West Lake in China. Along the way her journey becomes an inner one as well, as she begins to see the people closest to her in a new light.

 

SHE IS BOTH OBSERVER AND PARTICIPANT in the romantic encounters of the Heian nobility, struggling to maintain her identity, transcending gender and blood in a display as passionate and brilliant as the silver waves glittering on her layered kimono.

Link to Heian period

KOTO MUSIC –  HEIAN PERIODHEIAN SPEECHREVIEWSKVG ARTICLE

JAPAN TIMES ARTICLEREAD AN EXCERPT

MY THOUGHTS ON WRITING "A THOUSAND YEARS OF LOVE