Confessions of a Mask
Confessions of a Mask by Yukio Mishima tells the story of a young man nicknamed Kochan growing up in 1920s Tokyo who, upon experiencing a personal awakening, attempts to reconcile his homosexuality with an intolerant Japanese society.
The book begins with Kochan as, from a first-person perspective, he claims he remembers the day of his own birth. He is brought up by his ailing but kind grandmother who took him from his parents for undisclosed reasons.... The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima tells the story of Noburo, a member of a lunatic gang of 13-year-old boys that, regarding the adult world as illusory, react violently to an affair Noburo's mother, Fusako Kuroda, has with a ship's officer named Ryuji Tsukazaki.
Noburo, an angry young boy with a sadistic streak, has lost his father five years before the book's beginning. His mother, Fusako, is a lonely women who owns a clot... The Temple of the Golden Pavilion
The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima tells the story of a man named Mizoguchi as he reflects back upon his middle school years, when, after committing an irrevocably bad deed, attempts to understand his motives in retrospect.
Mizoguchi is born into a poor family on a sparsely populated cape. From an early age he understands that he is an ugly child; that he is weakly, and possesses a debilitating stutter that renders him unable to commu...