The Sound of Waves (Vintage International) (Paperback)

Staff Pick Badge
The Sound of Waves (Vintage International) By Yukio Mishima, Meredith Weatherby (Translated by) Cover Image
By Yukio Mishima, Meredith Weatherby (Translated by)
On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Carmichael's Frankfort Ave.
1 on hand, as of Aug 14 7:33am

Staff Reviews

An anomaly in Mishima's generally dark oeuvre, The Sound of Waves is a simple but heartfelt story of young love in a rural fishing village. The straightforward narrative only serves to amplify the wondrous prose and composition. Timeless and elegant, this is classic Japanese literature at its finest. 

— From Kat's Picks


Set in a remote fishing village in Japan, The Sound of Waves is a timeless story of first love. A young fisherman is entranced at the sight of the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village. They fall in love, but must then endure the calumny and gossip of the villagers.

Praise For…

"A story that is both happy and a work of art. . . . Altogether a joyous and lovely thing."
The New York Times "Of such classic design its action might take place at any point across a thousand years."
—San Francisco Chronicle "Mishima is like Stendhal in his precise psychological analyses, like Dostoevsky in his explorations of darkly destructive personalities."
Christian Science Monitor

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679752684
ISBN-10: 0679752684
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: October 4th, 1994
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Vintage International