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Waiting Years, the (1957) [Novel]
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The beautiful, immature girl whom she took home to her husband was a maid only in name. Tomo's real mission had been to find him a mistress. Nor did her secret humiliation end there. The web that his insatiable lust spun about him soon trapped another young woman, and another ... and the relationships between the women thus caught were to form, over the years, a subtle, shifting pattern in which they all played a part. There was Suga, the innocent, introspective girl from a respectable but impoverished family; the outgoing, cheerful, almost boyish Yumi; the flirtatious, seductive Miya, who soon found her father-in-law more dependable as a man than his brutish son.... And at the center, rejected yet dominating them all, the near tragic figure of the wife Tomo, whose passionate heart was always, until that final day, held in check by an old-fashioned code.

Original title: 女坂 [Onnazaka]
Original languages: Japanese


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionWomen's Fiction
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: The Waiting Years

The Waiting Years (1971)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation
Translated by: John Bester
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Manifested in:

The Waiting Years (1980)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Kodansha International
ISBN: 4770007949
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Pages: 203

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