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

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User Review  - SqueakyChu - LibraryThing

This was a very quiet, beautiful, and gentle book about Kosaku, a young boy raised in the early twentieth century in Yugashima, Japan, by his Granny Onui. She was not his natural grandmother but the ... 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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