J-Boys

Kazuo's World, Tokyo, 1965
Product Number: EB00648979
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611725131
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
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Description

Kazuo Nakamoto's life in inner-city Tokyo is one of tea and tofu, of American TV and rock 'n' roll. Kazuo is nine. It is the mid-1960s, just after the Japan Olympics, and Kazuo dreams of being a track star. He hangs out with his buddies, goes to school, and helps with household chores. But Kazuo's world is changing. This bittersweet novel is a deft portrait of a year in a boy's life in a land and time far away, filled with universal concerns about fitting in, escaping the past (in this case World War II's lingering devastation), and growing up. J-Boys author Shogo Oketani is a writer and novelist who grew up in Tokyo in the mid-1960s.

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Author(s): Shogo Oketani
Original Publish Date: Jul 12, 2011

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