After her philandering husband dies from typhoid, the young widow Etsuko moves into the household of her father-in-law, where she numbly bears the old man's sexual advances. Soon she falls in love with the servant Saburo. Tormented by his indifference yet invigorated by her anguish, Etsuko makes one last, catastrophic bid for his attention. Stunningly acute in its perceptions, excruciating in its psychological suspense, Thirst for Love is a triumph of eroticism, terror, and compassion.
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"Japan's foremost man of letters" ( Spectator)
" Thirst for Love contains all of the elements that make Mishima a compelling, disturbing writer" ( Columbus Dispatch)
'One of the outstanding writers of the world' New York Times
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