The Sound of Waves

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Penguin, 1980 - Fiction - 182 pages
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A poor fisherman longs to meet the young and beautiful pearl diver who has enthralled the Japanese village

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Elegant spare writing, a realistic love story. - Goodreads
The bad thing about this book was the ending. - Goodreads
Excellent prose & descriptions. - Goodreads
Beautiful love story. - Goodreads
It is sweet and easy to read and it ends happily! - Goodreads
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User Review  - Doug Walsh - Goodreads

A quick. wonderfully nice love story set on a small Japanese island. It's such a simple plot with such subtle conflict, yet remains somehow capable of making you want to read it over and over. Read full review

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User Review  - Yuko Okumura - Goodreads

Beautifully written. It was extremely interesting to read this because this is written by a Japanese author, and therefore a lot of the phrases and expressions, names of places and of course, the ... Read full review


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About the author (1980)

Yukio Mishima, the pseudonym for Hiraoka Kimitake, was born in Tokyo in 1925. His work covers many styles: poetry, essays, modern Kabuki ja Noh drama, and novels. Among his masterpieces are The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, and the four-volume novel Sea of Fertility, which outlines the Japanese experience in the 20th century. Each of the four volumes in this series has a distinct title--Spring Snow, Runaway Horses, The Temple of Dawn, and Five Signs of a God's Decay--and they were published over a six-year period, from 1965-1970. Mishima's plays include Tenth Day Chrysanthemum, and the Kabuki piece The Moon Like a Drawn Bow. Although Mishima was been nominated three times for the Nobel Prize for Literature, he never received it. Nevertheless, he is considered by many critics as one of the most important Japanese novelists of the 20th century. Yukio Mishima died by his own hand in 1970, committing seppuku (ritual disembowelment).

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