Beauty and Sadness
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- Seller:BLUECOAT BOOKS
- Sales Rank:105,629
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Number Of Items:1
- Edition:1st Vintage International ed
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.5
- Dimensions (in):8 x 5.2 x 0.6
- Publication Date:January 30, 1996
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The successful writer Oki has reached middle age and is filled with regrets. He returns to Kyoto to find Otoko, a young woman with whom he had a terrible affair many years before, and discovers that she is now a painter, living with a younger woman as her lover. Otoko has continued to love Oki and has never forgotten him, but his return unsettles not only her but also her young lover. This is a work of strange beauty, with a tender touch of nostalgia and a heartbreaking sensitivity to those things lost forever.
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