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Owen, 1991 - Fiction - 200 pages
3 Reviews
Shirobamba is a classic from Japan, an enchanted autobiographical novel, depicting a childhood in old Japan.

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User Review  - Connie - Goodreads

I am a fan of Inoue's; he is a very sensitive writer. Shirobamba is the kind of book that leaves one feeling cozy and makes one reminisce on the carefree days of childhood. Read full review

Review: Shirobamba: A Childhood in Old Japan

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

This book is not about intricate word play, but the back story of its central characters is complex. To "modern" readers unfamiliar with the remnants of Japan's rural, feudal society it seems hardly ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Yasushi Inoue (1907-1991), is widely recognized as one of Japan's greatest modern novelists and was honored as a "Living National Treasure." He was the recipient of every major prize in Japanese literature.

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