Beauty and Sadness by Yasunari Kawabata

The successful writer Oki has reached middle age and is filled with regrets. He returns to Kyoto to find Otoko, a young woman with whom he had a terrible affair many years before, and discovers that she is now a painter, living with a younger woman as her lover. Otoko has continued to love Oki and has never forgotten him, but his return unsettles not only her but also her young lover. This is a work of strange beauty, with a tender touch of nostalgia and a heartbreaking sensitivity to those things lost forever.

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The 1624th greatest fiction book of all time

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Beauty and Sadness (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 77422 $7.99 2013
Beauty and Sadness Hardcover 1492401 $84.72 $3.64
Beauty and Sadness Paperback 3428124 $13.95 $0.01 1981
Beauty and Sadness Mass Market Paperback 8075949 $7.00 $4.00
BEAUTY AND SADNESS Paperback 10779669 $2.99 1979
Beauty and Sadness Audible Audio Edition 37303 $17.95 2010
Beauty and Sadness (Twentieth Century Classics) Paperback 6155901 $5.77 1989
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Beauty and Sadness Hardcover 8681969 $71.55 1975
Beauty and Sadness Paperback 384325 $10.71 $1.81 1996