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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Nine-year-old Kazuo Nakamoto's life consists of attending school, visiting Yoshino's Tofu Shop, running with his friends (he fantasizes about being an athlete), and looking after his younger brother, Yasuo.Aug 08 2011 | Read Full Review of J-Boys: Kazuo's World, Tokyo,...
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