Masks

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'Clear and powerful' (Kirkus), Masks is perhaps Fumiko Enchi's finest work and her first to be translated into English. In this stunning and subtle novel about seduction and infidelity in latter-day Japan and about the destructive force of feminine jealousy and resentment, Mieko Togano, a handsome and cultivated woman in her 50s, manipulates--for her own bizarre purposes--the relationship between her widowed daughter-in-law, Yasuko, and the two men in love with her.
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Overview

'Clear and powerful' (Kirkus), Masks is perhaps Fumiko Enchi's finest work and her first to be translated into English. In this stunning and subtle novel about seduction and infidelity in latter-day Japan and about the destructive force of feminine jealousy and resentment, Mieko Togano, a handsome and cultivated woman in her 50s, manipulates--for her own bizarre purposes--the relationship between her widowed daughter-in-law, Yasuko, and the two men in love with her.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394722184
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/28/1983
  • Series: Vintage International Series
  • Edition description: 1st Aventura ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 432,286
  • Lexile: 1110L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.14 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2006

    Recommended!

    Mask was first published in Japan in 1958 and it was translated into Enlish. This book is full of manipulation, betrayal and beauty. It takes you to an era when women didn't have a lot of powers and they had to suffer a lot. It's full of symbolism also. It's deep and meaningful. When I read this book, I can't help but asking questions about the characters all the time. If you're a fan of Japanese literature then you can't miss this book!

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