Barefoot Gen: Life after the bomb

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Last Gasp, 2004 - Fiction - 257 pages
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Starting a few months before the city of Hiroshima was destroyed by an atomic bomb, the four-volume saga shows life in Japan after years of war and privations, as seen through the eyes of seven-year-old Gen Nakaoka. Volume 3 picks up the story with Gen, his mother and his baby brother searching for a place to rest in the bomb's aftermath. Facing rejection, hunger and humiliation, they come to realise that they still have - and can share - three crucial possessions: their self-respect, their hope and their inner strength. With an introduction by Art Spiegelman.
 

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Barefoot Gen: a cartoon story of Hiroshima

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This groundbreaking manga was first published in Japan in the early 1970s and published in the United States first by New Society and then Penguin. Nakazawa survived the 1945 atomic bombing of ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
2
Section 2
15
Section 3
29
Section 4
33
Section 5
34
Section 6
37
Section 7
44
Section 8
66
Section 14
114
Section 15
117
Section 16
127
Section 17
139
Section 18
190
Section 19
192
Section 20
200
Section 21
207

Section 9
82
Section 10
83
Section 11
88
Section 12
93
Section 13
97
Section 22
216
Section 23
227
Section 24
245
Section 25
260
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Keiji Nakazawa was seven years old when the atomic bomb was dropped on his hometown of Hiroshima. He lives in Tokyo.

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