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Beautiful Star

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'Interplanetary, quite extraordinary . . . awash with dark humour and scenes of intense beauty' Financial Times

'One of the greatest avant-garde Japanese writers of the twentieth century' New Yorker


Beautiful Star
is a 1962 tale of family, love, nuclear war and UFOs, and was considered by Mishima to be one of his very best books.

Translated into English for the first time, this atmospheric black comedy tells the story of the Osugi family, who come to the sudden realization that each of them hails from a different planet: Father from Mars, mother from Jupiter, son from Mercury and daughter from Venus. This extra-terrestrial knowledge brings them closer together, and convinces them that they have a mission: to find others of their kind, and save humanity from the imminent threat of the atomic bomb...

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780241441091
Publication date: 6th July 2023
Author: Yukio Mishima
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 240 pages
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
Genres: Classics
Translated Fiction
Science Fiction