By Yukio Mishima
For years Kazu has run her stylish eating place with a mixture of attraction and shrewdness. but if the middle-aged entrepreneur falls in love with one in all her consumers, an aristocratic retired baby-kisser, she renounces her company in an effort to develop into his spouse. however it isn't really really easy to give up her self sustaining spirit, and finally Kazu needs to make a choice from her marriage and the calls for of her irrepressible power. After the dinner party is an impressive portrait of political and family warfare.
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