Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (Penguin new writers series)

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9780140028669: Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (Penguin new writers series)

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 disallusionment as an act of betrayal on his part - and the retribution is deliberate and horrifying.

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"Mishima's greatest novel, and one of the greatest of the past century" ( The Times)

"Explores the viciousness that lies beneath what we imagine to be innocence" ( Independent)

"Told with Mishima's fierce attention to naturalistic detail, the grisly tale becomes painfully convincing and yields a richness of psychological and mythic truth" ( Sunday Times)

"Coolly exact with his characters and their honourable motives. His aim is to make the destruction of the sailor by his love seem as inevitable as the ocean" ( Guardian)

"Mishima's imagery is as artful as a Japanese flower arrangement" ( New York Times)

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