The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea - Yukio Mishima

Title: The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea

Author: Yukio Mishima

Date: 2010-01-26

The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea - Yukio Mishima

A band of savage thirteen-year-old boys reject the adult world as illusory, hypocritical, and sentimental, and train themselves in a brutal callousness they call 'objectivity'. When the mother of one of them begins an affair with a ship's officer, he and his friends idealise the man at first; but it is not long before they conclude that he is in fact soft and romantic. They regard this disallusionment as an act of betrayal on his part - and the retribution is deliberate and horrifying.