The Makioka Sisters


This is the story of the extinction a great family through pride and over-refinement. It is a loving and nostalgic recreation of the sumptuous, intricate upper-class life of Osaka immediately before World War II.

ISBN: 9781784875435 Author: Tester, Tanizaki Publisher: Vintage Classics Publication Date: 3rd October 2019 Imprint: Vintage Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 895.6344 (edition:23) Pages: vi, 562 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

‘An exquisite novel about four sisters living though a turbulent decade…I’d put it in the 10 greatest books of the 20th century’ David Mitchell

‘A near-perfect novel’ Hanya Yanagihara

In the years leading up to the Second World War, four sisters live in dilapidated houses in Osaka and Ashiya, and each navigate their own complex, personal relationship to the fading lustre of the Makioka family name. Rich with breathtaking descriptions of ancient customs and an ever-changing natural world, Junichiro Tanizaki evokes in loving detail a long-lost way of life even as it withers under the harsh glare of modernity.


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