Ronald Kirkbride (1912-1973) was born in Vancouver, BC and is the author of many books, including Winds Blow Gently, Spring is Not Gentle, Only the Unafraid, and Dark Surrender, a book of poetry, four plays, and a biography of Guy de Maupassant. Tamiko is inspired by own romance with a Japanese woman.
Four ground-breaking, critically acclaimed literary novels, lost for decades, now back in print and in one ebook edition for the first time.
The Freebooters by Robert Wernick, Face of My Assassin by Jan Huckins & Carolyn Weston, Tamiko by Ronald Kirkbride and Crow by Donald Stewart
Ivan Balin is a Chinese-Russian man who lives in Tokyo and dreams of moving to America. He is involved in heated affair with Faye Wilson, an intensely erotic, and intensely neurotic, American woman in Tokyo, but he also finds himself passionately drawn to Tamiko, a high-bred, Japanese beauty. Tamiko is skilled in the arts of love, but forbidden to practice them with men of other races -- until she decides that to win Ivan for herself, she must spirit him away to a mountain retreat and break every taboo she knows.