A Message for the Emperor: A Novel

Mark Frutkin

“I loved A Message for the Emperor. The prose is sleek, restrained, flawless. There's research in there but you'd never know it. Frutkin seems to have inhaled ancient China and exhaled a parable of the artist. –Katherine Govier

“Frutkin employs scholarly details like fine brushstrokes. A Message for the Emperor reads as a kind of ancient Chinese fable and as a meditation on the power and passion of artists.” –Trevor Cole

"A Message for the Emperor is Mark Frutkin's best book since Fabrizio's Return." —The Ottawa Citizen