A Lost Paradise by Junichi Watanabe

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A steamy tale of sexual obsession and an all-or-nothing love, this sensuous novel contrasts defiantly freewheeling passions against the rigidity of society and the constraints on fulfillment in life and love.
 

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Published August 1, 2000 by Kodansha International (JPN). 376 pages
Genres: Erotica, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This very popular 1997 Japanese novel, a bestseller that also spawned a successful television series and feature film, is a relentlessly detailed chronicle of the folie d'amour that consumes a middle-aged publishing executive and a younger woman, both unhappily married to other spouses, each devo...

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There is a story, perhaps an urban legend, of a little girl who, when presented with a baby chick, is so thrilled that in a fit of ecstasy she bites off its head. In Watanabe's excruciatingly beautifu

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Kuki, a 55-year-old publishing executive, is stuck in a dead-end job and a boring marriage when he meets Rinko, a childless 37-year-old calligrapher, unhappy and sexually unfulfilled in her marriage to a professor of medicine.

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