One of the central masterpieces of 20th-century Japanese literature, "The Gate" describes the everyday world of the humble clerk Sosuke and his wife Oyone, living in quiet obscurity in a house at the bottom of a cliff. Seemingly cursed with the inability to have children, the couple find themselves having to take responsibility for Sosuke's younger brother Koroku. Oyone's health begins to fail, and news that her estranged ex-husband will be visiting nearby finally promotes a sense of crisis in Sosuke and forces him ...

The Gate 2005, Peter Owen Publishers, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780720612509

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