japanese literature

in english

search japanese books translated into english:

J-Boys : Kazuo’s world, Tokyo, 1965

Translated by Avery Fischer Udagawa

If you buy books linked on this site, I may earn a commission from Bookshop.org, whose fees support independent bookstores.

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.

subjects: Family life, Fiction
Japan, History, Fiction
genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781933330921
OCLC number: 669755048
publisher: Stone Bridge Press, 2011, 2012
publication place: Berkeley, CA
english publication date: 2011
document type: Book
description: 211 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.