Barefoot Gen

Barefoot Gen

Volume Nine, Breaking Down Borders

Book - 2009
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"Cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa was seven years old and living in Hiroshima in the early days of August 1945 when the city was destroyed by an atomic bomb dropped by the United States. Starting a few months before that event, his ten-volume saga Barefoot Gen shows life in Japan after years of war and privations, as seen through the eyes of seven-year-old Gen Nakaoka. In Volume Nine, Gen continues to confront one setback after another -- the loss of his home, the death of a friend -- when a chance encounter gives new direction to his life. An impoverished but talented artist takes Gen under his wing and teaches him to paint. Inspired by the artist's assertion that 'art has no borders,' Gen vows to become an artist himself, and takes a job as apprentice to a local poster painter. Despite merciless bullying from his boss and the older apprentices, Gen perseveres in the pursuit of his new calling" -- p. [4] of cover.
Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Last Gasp of San Francisco, c2009.
ISBN: 9780867196009
0867196009
Characteristics: 256 p. :,chiefly ill. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Project Gen (Organization)

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multcolib_central Aug 08, 2014

A normal day is destroy when the atomic bomb drops on Gen's city. A story of survival.

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