An Exquisite Sense of What is Beautiful
J. David Simons
An eminent British author returns to the inn resort within the jap mountains the place he as soon as spent a stunning, snowed-in wintry weather. It used to be there he fell in love and wrote his best-selling novel, The Waterwheel, accusing the USA of being in denial in regards to the bad aftermath of the Tokyo firebombings and the nuclear destruction at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As we research extra approximately his past existence, despite the fact that - as a pupil in Bloomsbury, concerned with a well-known American painter - we understand that he too is in denial, attempting to break out previous occasions which are now speedily catching up with him. A sweeping novel of East and West, love and struggle, truths and denials.
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