(From the publisher):
An astounding masterpiece of taut violence, The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea tells the story of an attractive widow's love affair with a naval officer, Ryuji, and its shattering effect on her son, Noburo. Noburo, leader of a band of 13-year-olds who reject the adult world, watches the couple through a peephole in the name of 'objectivity.' As he and his gang become more and more calculating in their violence, the novel turns into a chilling and universal reminder that objectivity is not everything.
Original title: 午後の曳航 (Gogo no Eikou) [The Afternoon Towing]
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Youth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)