The Decay Of The Angel
The fourth and final book in Mishima's landmark tetralogy, The Sea of Fertility
Bella Browning is attractive, successful and ambitious. She works hard, plays hard and adores her journalist husband Don (even though she doesn't always behave as well as she should). But deep down she knows there's something missing...a baby. Don is terrified by the prospect but after all, Bella's a top Management Consultant turning around multi-million pound corporations...she can handle this! Can't she?
In between bouts of morning sickness, raging hormones and a few indiscretions with gorgeous Chris from the office, she quickly discovers how very hard it is to be the perfect, working modern mother with the sex appeal of a Grecian goddess. But Bella is a woman of many talents and she's not about to be beaten...
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Praise for The Decay Of The Angel
A major literary creationNew York Times
This tetralogy is considered one of Yukio Mishima's greatest works. It could also be considered a catalogue of Mishima's obsessions with death, sexuality and the samurai ethic. Spanning much of the 20th century, the tetralogy begins in 1912 when Shigekuni Honda is a young man and ends in the 1960s with Honda old and unable to distinguish reality from illusion. En route, the books chronicle the changes in Japan that meant the devaluation of the samurai tradition and the waning of the aristocracyWashington Post
One of the great writers of the twentieth centuryLos Angeles Times
Japan's foremost man of lettersSpectator
Mishima's novels exude a monstrous and compulsive weirdness, and seem to take place in a kind of purgatory for the depravedAngela Carter