Katherine Govier, author of The Printmaker’s Daughter, on tour November/December 2011

Posted By on November 6, 2011

About The Printmaker’s Daughter

• Paperback: 512 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial (November 22, 2011)

Recounting the story of her life, Oei plunges us into the colorful world of nineteenth-century Edo, in which courtesans rub shoulders with poets, warriors consort with actors, and the arts flourish in an unprecedented moment of creative upheaval. Oei and Hokusai live among writers, novelists, tattoo artists, and prostitutes, evading the spies of the repressive shogunate as they work on Hokusai’s countless paintings and prints. Wielding her brush, rejecting domesticity in favor of dedication to the arts, Oei defies all expectations of womanhood—all but one. A dutiful daughter to the last, she will obey the will of her eccentric father, the man who created her and who, ultimately, will rob her of her place in history.

Vivid, daring, and unforgettable, The Printmaker’s Daughter shines fresh light on art, loyalty, and the tender and indelible bond between a father and daughter.

About Katherine Govier

Katherine Govier is a winner of the Toronto Book Award and Canada’s Marian Engel Award for a woman writer in mid-career. Her novel Creation, about John James Audubon in Labrador, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She lives in Toronto.

Visit her website at www.theprintmakersdaughter.com, and connect with her on Facebook.

Katherine’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, November 22nd: Melody & Words

Friday, November 25th: nomadreader

Monday, November 28th: Raging Bibliomania

Tuesday, November 29th: A Few More Pages

Wednesday, November 30th: Life In Review

Tuesday, December 6th: Life in the Thumb

Wednesday, December 7th: The Lit Witch

Thursday, December 8th: Unabridged Chick

Friday, December 9th: Amused By Books

Monday, December 12th: Iwriteinbooks’s blog

Tuesday, December 13th: A Bookish Way of Life

Saturday, December 24th: Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile


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