The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
After five years of celibate widowhood, Fusako consummates her two-day relationship with Ryuji, a naval officer convinced of his glorious destiny. However, they are spied on by Fusako's son, Noboru, a member of a sinister elite of precocious schoolboys. Together, they conspire against Ryuji.
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- Paperback | 144 pages
- 128 x 194 x 10mm | 81.65g
- 30 Aug 1990
- Penguin Books Ltd
- PENGUIN CLASSICS
- London, United Kingdom
About Yukio Mishima
Yukio Mishima was born in 1925 in Tokyo, and is considered one of the Japan's most important writers. His books broke social boundaries and taboos at a time when Japan found itself in a state of rapid social change. His interests besides writing included body-building, acting, and practising as a Samurai. In 1970 he attempted to start a military coup, which failed. Upon realising this, Mishima performed seppuku, a ritual suicide, upon himself. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize for literature three times.