Black Dragonfly


In this richly imagined novel, late nineteenth century Japan is brought vividly to life. Based on the remarkable experiences of the Irish writer, Lafcadio Hearn, and drawing on his letters, essays and books, Jean Pasley explores not only Hearn’s stark, lonely childhood in Ireland and his scandalous time in America but also how Japan changed him and how he went on to become one of Japan’s most celebrated and cherished writers.

This book is a paperback format and measures 21.6 x 14 x 1.5 cm.





  • Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 1.5 cm
  • Weight: 331g
  • Author:  Jean Pasley
  • Publisher: Balestier Press (2021)
  • Pages: 260 
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781913891053