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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date December 1, 1996
Pages 147
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679762652
ISBN-10 0679762655
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata’s Thousand Cranes is a luminous story of desire, regret, and the almost sensual nostalgia that binds the living to the dead.
 
While attending a traditional tea ceremony in the aftermath of his parents’ deaths, Kikuji encounters his father’s former mistress, Mrs. Ota. At first Kikuji is appalled by her indelicate nature, but it is not long before he succumbs to passion—a passion with tragic and unforeseen consequences, not just for the two lovers, but also for Mrs. Ota’s daughter, to whom Kikuji’s attachments soon extend. Death, jealousy, and attraction convene around the delicate art of the tea ceremony, where every gesture is imbued with profound meaning.

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With Edward G. Seidensticker (other contributor) | Reprint edition from Vintage Books (December 1, 1996)
9780679762652 | details & prices | 147 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $15.00
About: Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata’s Thousand Cranes is a luminous story of desire, regret, and the almost sensual nostalgia that binds the living to the dead.
from J P Tarcher (July 1, 1981)
9780399505263 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $7.95
About: When Kikuji is invited to attend a tea ceremony, he is unaware that Chikako has arranged for him to view a prospective bride

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