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A fascinating novel!,
This review is from: Beauty and Sadness (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
This is a fascinating and poignant novel about a doomed love affair between two characters, Oki and Otoko, that triggers fatal consequences for them both. In spite of his love, Oki has to leave Otaka after the death of their premature child and her breakdown. Twenty years after this event, he decides to meet her again, but this time, he has to meet Keiko too, Otoko's lover, who wants to seek revenge against him for having treated Otoko so badly many years ago.
This is a beautiful poetic story about passion and revenge and the complexity of human characters and relations.