Author(s): Alyson Richman
1890. Yamamoto Kiyoki is a Japanese art student, dreaming of studying in Paris with the inspiring and vibrant Impressionist painters. His father, Yamamoto Ryusei is a lonely mask carver. Ryusei's art, carving intricate masks for traditional Japanese theatre. He expects his only son to honour the traditions of his family. But what is a father to do when his son's path is not what he had planned? And how can a son honour his father and yet fulfil his own destiny?
Alyson Richman is the author of "The Mask Carver's Son," "The Rhythm of Memory," "The Last Van Gogh," and "The Lost Wife." She lives in Long Island with her husband and two children.