Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea: Vintage Classics Japanese Series

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A band of savage 13-year-old boys reject the adult world as illusory, hypocritical, and sentimental, and train themselves in a brutal callousness they call ‘objectivity’. When the mother of one of them begins an affair with a ship’s officer, he and his friends idealise the man at first; but it is not long before they conclude that he is in fact soft and romantic. They regard this disillusionment as an act of betrayal on his part – and the retribution is deliberate and horrifying.

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‘Mishima’s greatest novel, and one of the greatest of the past century’ The Times

A band of savage thirteen-year-old boys reject the adult world as illusory, hypocritical, and sentimental, and train themselves in a brutal callousness they call ‘objectivity’. When the mother of one of them begins an affair with a ship’s officer, he and his friends idealise the man at first; but it is not long before they conclude that he is in fact soft and romantic.

They regard this disillusionment as an act of betrayal on his part – and the retribution is deliberate and horrifying.

VINTAGE JAPANESE CLASSICS – five masterpieces of Japanese fiction in gorgeous new gift editions.

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Weight 0.132 kg
Dimensions 19 × 13.5 × 1.1 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

131

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

895.635 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K