Runaway Horses (The Sea of Fertility #2) by Yukio Mishima
English Paperback Good condition with mild browning. Summary: Yukio Mishima's `Runaway Horses` is the second novel in his masterful tetralogy, `The Sea of Fertility.` Again we encounter Shigekuni Honda, who narrates this epic tale of what he believes are the successive reincarnations of his childhood friend Kiyoaki Matsugae. Isao is a young, engaging patriot, and a fanatical believer in the ancient samurai ethos. He turns terrorist, organising a violent plot against the new industrialists, who he believes are threatening the integrity of Japan and usurping the Emperor's rightful power. As the conspiracy unfolds and unravels, Mishima brilliantly chronicles the conflicts of a decade that saw the fabric of Japanese life torn apart.