Five masterpieces of Japanese fiction in gorgeous new gift editions.Tanizaki's masterpiece is the story of four sisters, and the declining fortunes of a traditional Japanese family. With surgical precision, Tanizaki lays bare the sinews of pride, and brings a vanished era to vibrant life.
'An exquisite novel about four sisters living though a turbulent decade...I'd put it in the 10 greatest books of the 20th century' David Mitchell
'A near-perfect novel' Hanya Yanagihara
In the years leading up to the Second World War, four sisters live in dilapidated houses in Osaka and Ashiya, and each navigate their own complex, personal relationship to the fading lustre of the Makioka family name. Rich with breathtaking descriptions of ancient customs and an ever-changing natural world, Junichiro Tanizaki evokes in loving detail a long-lost way of life even as it withers under the harsh glare of modernity.