Shirobamba: A Childhood in Old Japan

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Weatherhill, 1993 - Fiction - 200 pages
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This is a work of modern Japanese literature by Yasushi Inoue, the recipient of every major Japanese literary award and candidate for the Nobel Prize.

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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

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User Review  - Wendy - Goodreads

The story of a Japanese boy, Kosaku, who is being raised by his Granny Onui. Read full review


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Inoue Yasushi is considered to be the last of the Japanese masters, heir to the traditions of classical Chinese and Japanese literature. This journalist-turned-novelist writes poetry, historical fiction set in China and old Japan, and novels of modern Japan. His first fiction was published in 1948, and his choice of settings continues to reveal a superb feel for other times, places, and peoples.

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