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The Sound of the Mountain
by Yasunari Kawabata


Overview - By day Ogata Shingo is troubled by small failures of memory. At night he hears a distant rumble from the nearby mountain, a sound he associates with death. In between are the relationships that were once the foundation of Shingo's life: with his disappointing wife, his philandering son, and his daughter-in-law Kikuko, who instills in him both pity and uneasy stirrings of sexual desire.  Read more...

 
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Overview
By day Ogata Shingo is troubled by small failures of memory. At night he hears a distant rumble from the nearby mountain, a sound he associates with death. In between are the relationships that were once the foundation of Shingo's life: with his disappointing wife, his philandering son, and his daughter-in-law Kikuko, who instills in him both pity and uneasy stirrings of sexual desire. Out of this translucent web of attachments - and the tiny shifts of loyalty and affection that threaten to sever it irreparably - Kawabata creates a novel that is at once serenely observed and enormously affecting.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780679762645
  • ISBN-10: 0679762647
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: June 1996
  • Page Count: 288
  • Dimensions: 8.06 x 5.26 x 0.65 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.48 pounds

Series: Vintage International

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