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The Sound of the Waves
Author: Yukio Mishima

ISBN: 9780099289982
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 11 March 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.2 x 1.4
Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of the Waves is a timeless story of first love. It tells of Shinji, a young fisherman and Hatsue, the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. Shinji is entranced at the sight of Hatsue in the twilight on the beach, upon her return from another island, where she had been training to be a pearl driver. They fall in love, but must then endure the calumny and gossip of the villagers.

About the Author

Yukio Mishima was born into a samurai family and imbued with the code of complete control over mind and body, and loyalty to the Emperor - the same code that produced the austerity and self-sacrifice of Zen. He wrote countless stories and thirty-three plays, in some of which he performed. Several films have been made from his novels, including The Sound of Waves, Enjo which was based on The Temple of the Golden Pavilion and The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea. Among his other works are the novels Confessions of a Mask and Thirst for Love and the short story collections Death i...

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