Beauty and Sadness by Yasunari Kawabata

A renowned novelist in Tokyo is drawn back into the life of his first love, Otoko, who he had a passionate affair with when she was just 15. Now a successful painter, she lives with a young woman named Keiko, who is deeply devoted to her. As the novelist becomes entangled in their lives once again, a complex web of love, jealousy, and resentment unfolds. The novel is a poignant exploration of the enduring themes of memory, love, and loss.

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