The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea

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THE SAILOR WHO FELL FROM GRACE WITH THE SEA
by Yukio Mishima
published by Vintage

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A band of savage thirteen-year-old boys reject the adult world as illusory, hypocritical, and sentimental, and train themselves in a brutal callousness they call 'objectivity'. When the mother of one of them begins an affair with a ship's officer, he and his friends idealise the man at first; but it is not long before they conclude that he is in fact soft and romantic. They regard this disillusionment as an act of betrayal on his part - and the retribution is deliberate and horrifying.

- paperback: 144 pages
- product dimensions: 135 x 190 mm
- ISBN: 9781784875428