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
|publisher:||Stone Bridge Press, 2011, 2012|
|publication place:||Berkeley, CA|
|english publication date:||2011|
|description:||211 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.|