The Japanese fatalistic attitude to life was alien to the American family of Ephraim Rome when they came to live in the house at Akiya, where a young couple had committed suicide. Was the ensuing succession of tragedies merely coincidental, or did it stem from the inherent evil of the house? Handled with intelligence and distinction."" - TLS. ""Excellently evoked, a very good book."" - Punch.
December 1963 : UK Hardback
March 1969 : UK Paperback