Secrets of the Sakura Girls

Friday, October 2, 2020

Penguin to publish "Secrets of the Sakura Girls"

Just a note to let you all know that The Secrets of the Sakura Girls will now be published this coming March.

It is Singapore in 1870 and Aoki is a karayuki-san.
Aged fifteen, Aoki was sold by her father and shipped to Singapore from Japan, where she was bought into the world of prostitution. In a chance encounter with Reverend Harry Gilmore and his nine-year-old son Rupert from England, she finds herself drawn to their domicile life. Indomitable, empathetic and resolute, she is determined to break free of her life of prostitution and live the life she has always dreamt of.