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Shipwrecks

(1996)
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Isaku is a nine-year-old boy living in a remote, desperately poor fishing village on the coast of Japan. His people catch barely enough fish to live on, and so must distill salt to sell to neighboring villages. But this industry serves another, more sinister purpose: the fires of the salt cauldrons lure passing ships toward the shore and onto rocky shoals. When a ship runs aground, the villagers slaughter the crew and loot the cargo for rice, wine, and rich delicacies. One day a ship founders on the rocks. But Isaku learns that its cargo is far deadlier than could ever be imagined. Shipwrecks, the first novel by the great Japanese writer Yoshimura to be translated into English, is a stunningly powerful, Gothic tale of fate and retribution.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2000 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Shipwrecks
Author(s): Akira Yoshimura
ISBN: 0-613-22373-X / 978-0-613-22373-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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June 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: Shipwrecks
Author(s): Akira Yoshimura
ISBN: 0-15-100211-8 / 978-0-15-100211-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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June 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: Shipwrecks
Author(s): Akira Yoshimura, Mark Ealey
ISBN: 0-15-100194-4 / 978-0-15-100194-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shipwrecks (Canons)
Author(s): Akira Yoshimura
ISBN: 1-78689-053-4 / 978-1-78689-053-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Canons
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December 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Shipwrecks (Canons)
Author(s): Akira Yoshimura
ISBN: 1-84195-221-4 / 978-1-84195-221-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
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February 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Shipwrecks (Harvest Book)
Author(s): Akira Yoshimura
ISBN: 0-15-600835-1 / 978-0-15-600835-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Shipwrecks (Canons Book 74)
Author(s): Akira Yoshimura
Publisher: Canongate Canons
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