Sonoko Kakiuchi is a cultured Osaka lady, unfortunately widowed young.
But her story is unsettlingly at odds with her image.
It is a tale of infatuation and deceit, of eliberate evil.
Its theme is humiliation, its victim Sonoko's mild-mannered husband.
At is centre - seductive, manipulating, enslaving - is one of Tanizaki's most extraordinary characters, the beautiful and corrupt art student, Mitsuko.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 17/11/1994
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099485612