Beauty and Sadness Paperback
Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
The successful writer Oki has reached middle age and is filled with regrets.
He returns to Kyoto to find Otoko, a young woman with whom he had a terrible affair many years before, and discovers that she is now a painter, living with a younger woman as her lover.
Otoko has continued to love Oki and has never forgotten him, but his return unsettles not only her but also her young lover.
This is a work of strange beauty, with a tender touch of nostalgia and a heartbreaking sensitivity to those things lost forever.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/01/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141192611