J-Boys : Kazuo's World, Tokyo, 1965, Paperback / softback Book

J-Boys : Kazuo's World, Tokyo, 1965 Paperback / softback


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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