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The sailor who fell from grace with the sea (original 1963; edition 1976)
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima (1963)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679750150, Paperback)"The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea" tells of a band of savage thirteen-year-old boys who reject the adult world as illusory, hypocritical, and sentimental, and train themselves in a brutal callousness they call 'ojectivity'. When the mother of one of them begins an affair with a ship's officer, he and his friends idealize the man at first; but it is not long before they conclude that he is in fact soft and romantic. They regard their disappointment in him as an act of betrayal on his part and react violently.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:24:02 -0400)
Explores an adolescent's response to his mother's love affair with a handsome visitor to Yokohama.
(summary from another edition)
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