Shirobamba: A Childhood in Old Japan
A classic of modern Japanese literature, this enchanting autobiographical novels tells the story of 7-year-old Kosaku & his coming to terms with the adult world in turn-of-the-century rural Japan. Because of Japan's often complex kinship arrangements, Kosaku is raised by the redoubtable, often infuriating, but lovable Granny Onui. His affection for Granny Onui, his fear & fascination with the forbidding personality of his natural mother, & his infatuation with his young aunt Sakiko enmesh Kosaku in a complicated web of conflicting emotions that are finely realized & beautifully conveyed by one of Japan's foremost modern novelists.
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Review: ShirobambaUser 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: ShirobambaUser Review - Wendy - Goodreads
The story of a Japanese boy, Kosaku, who is being raised by his Granny Onui. Read full review