Barefoot Gen: Life after the bomb

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Last Gasp, 2004 - Fiction - 257 pages
4 Reviews
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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User 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

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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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