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Book Information: Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea, the

Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea, the (1963) [Novel]
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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]
Original languages: Japanese

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics
FictionGeneral FictionYouth (rebellion, Angst, Coming Of Age)

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Edition #1: The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea

The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea (1965)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: John Nathan
Blurbs:
  • "Profoundly, even beautifully macabre.... It recalls Henry James, [and] William Goldings in Lord of the Flies." Saturday Review
  • "Dense in substance, far-reaching in allusion... brilliant." Nation
  • "Brilliantly prosed and composed." Time
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Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea, the (May 31, 1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0679750150
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.9 x 0.5
Pages: 192

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