Description-While recovering from a stroke, seventy-seven-year-old Utsugi turns to his diary to wryly record his struggle with his ageing body and his growing desire for his beautiful daughter-in-law Satsuko, a chic, Westernised dancer with a shady past. Shining with a self-effacing humour, Tanizaki's last novel is a tragicomedy about desire and the will to survive.
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: RHUK (7 September 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0099285193
- ISBN-13: 978-0099285199