Detailing his progress from an isolated childhood through adolescence to manhood, including an abortive love affair with a classmate's sister, it reports the inner life of a boy's preoccupation with death.
The novel's enduring themes of fantasy, despair and alienation have established "Confessions of a Mask" as one of the most important works of fiction to have emerged from Japan in the twentieth century.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
- Publication Date: 12/04/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780720612851
- Paperback from £7.65
- Hardback from £10.25
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Review by thatotter
This book was like reading a stranger's mopey Livejournal. I would have thought that there was an interesting story in growing up gay in World War II-era Japan, but this just tried my patience.