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Vintage Books, 1983 - Fiction - 141 pages
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Mieko Togano, a highly cultivated, seemingly serene, but frustrated and bitter woman in her fifties, manipulates for her own bizarre purposes the relationship between her widowed daughter-in-law and that woman's two suitors.

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I really enjoyed this story. It is a strange story and I hate to say that the reasons behind some of the events are never revealed. None-the-less, it was still a gripping tale full of mystery and wonder. Read full review

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I am amazed! If there is a thing called the women literature, this book is the pinnacle of that. A very deep yet entertaining story by a woman about women. Your pleasure would be doubled if you have ... Read full review

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Fumiko Enchi was born in Tokyo in 1905, the daughter of the great Meiji scholar Ueda Mannen. She is the author of many novels and stories, and has produced a ten-volume translation of The Take of Genji into modern Japanese. Masks was first published in Japan in 1958.

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