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A modern Japanese story by a unique author.,
This review is from: Sound of the Mountain (Vintage International) (Paperback)
Sound of the Mountain is about a Japanese family struggling to cope with internal changes that are a reflection of changes in society as a whole. The relationship between the elderly Shingo and his daughter-in-law Kikuko dominates the novel. In the figure of his daughter-in-law, Shingo begins to see the fate of a culture that is increasingly disowned by younger generations. The conduct of the Kikuko, in the face of change which threatens to obliterate her, stirs a longing in Shingo which in turn becomes the focus of her self-sacrificing conduct.