The Makioka SistersBook - 1995
Tsuruko, the eldest sister of the once-wealthy Makioka family, clings obstinately to the prestige of her family name even as her husband prepares to move their household to Tokyo, where that name means nothing. Sachiko compromises valiantly to secure the future of her younger sisters. The shy, unmarried Yukiko is a hostage to her family's exacting standards, while the spirited Taeko rebels by flinging herself into scandalous romantic alliances and dreaming of studying fashion design in France. Filled with vignettes of a vanishing way of life, The Makioka Sisters is a poignant yet unsparing portrait of a family--and an entire society--sliding into the abyss of modernity. It possesses in abundance the keen social insight and unabashed sensuality that distinguish Tanizaki as a master novelist.
From the Hardcover edition.
From Library Staff
LPL_KimberlyL Nov 04, 2017
Recently I read and raved about Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, which is a family saga about Koreans living in Japan. It was interesting to read The Makioka Sisters directly after Pachinko, because this book is set around the same time (the years just before WWII) in Japan, only the content is dramatica... Read More »