Barefoot Gen: Life after the bomb
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - librarybrandy - LibraryThing
Similar to volume 2, this is an important book to have read, but that's not the same as it being a good book. (I read volumes 2 & 3 back-to-back, so much of my thoughts on volume 2 apply to volume 3, as well.) Read full review
Review: Barefoot Gen, Volume Two: The Day After (Barefoot Gen #2)User Review - Shelly - The Illustrated Librarian - - Goodreads
Follows our hero, Gen into the day after the bomb is dropped on Hiroshima. Nakazawa-san sends Gen on various errands for his mother and others victims he tried to help. This is a great method for the ... Read full review