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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 212 pages
- Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
- Publication Date: 28/07/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781933330921