By Yukio Mishima
For years Kazu has run her trendy eating place with a mix of attraction and shrewdness. but if the middle-aged entrepreneur falls in love with certainly one of her consumers, an aristocratic retired flesh presser, she renounces her company in an effort to turn into his spouse. however it isn't really easy to give up her self sustaining spirit, and finally Kazu needs to choose from her marriage and the calls for of her irrepressible power. After the dinner party is a powerful portrait of political and household warfare.
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After the Banquet by Yukio Mishima