The Sound of the Mountain

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‘The Sound of the Mountain’ explores in immaculately crafted prose the changing roles of love and the truth we face in ageing.

ISBN: 9780141192628 Author: Kawabata, Yasunari Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 6th January 2011 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Paperback Dewey: 895.6344 (edition:23) Pages: 208 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Ogata Shingo is growing old, and his memory is failing him. At night he hears only the sound of death in the distant rumble from the mountain. The relationships which have previously defined his life – with his son, his wife, and his attractive daughter-in-law – are dissolving, and Shingo is caught between love and destruction. Lyrical and precise, The Sound of the Mountain explores in immaculately crafted prose the changing roles of love and the truth we face in ageing.

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