A seductive psychological thriller about obsession, jealousy and deceit, and a Japanese classic
Sonoko Kakiuchi is a cultured Osaka lady in an uninspiring marriage. When she decides to take an art class in town she meets the extraordinary Mitsuko, a woman as beautiful and charismatic as she is cunning. They begin a passionate affair and Sonoko soon finds herself infatuated by Mitsuko, and ensnared in a web of sex, humiliation and deceit.
With an introduction by Kristen Roupenian, author of 'Cat Person'
A riveting tale of malevolent corruption fatally masked by a terrible and deceptive beauty: fatal attraction in a 1920s Japanese setting
Quicksand reads like a mixture of James Cain and Vladimir Nabokov and teases us with forbidden pleasures
A harrowing black comedy of love and death
Beautifully and mysteriously contrived
"Quicksand reads like a mixture of James Cain and Vladimir Nabokov [and] teases us with forbidden pleasures"
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The 2019 Rugby World Cup and the Japan 2020 Olympics are drawing an international spotlight on Japan and, to celebrate, VINTAGE have issued special editions of five masterpieces that span a century and offer a perfect entry point for contemporary Japanese fiction.