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Description - Boy by Kitano Takeshi

A collection of three heart-warming stories of brotherhood, boyhood and friendship. Champion in a Padded Kimono sees two brothers, one a jock the other a nerd, individually contemplating what it would mean to win the upcoming track and field relay race. Web of Stars is about two young brothers who are into astronomy. But when their widowed mother takes them to Osaka they become the subject of the mockery of their new classmates. Finally, in Okamesan, a 16 year old boy goes on his first solo vacation and, while exploring a new city, he meets a girl who leaves him penniless...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781932234350
ISBN-10: 1932234357
Format: Hardback
(191mm x 137mm x mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Vertical Inc.
Publisher: Vertical Inc.
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kitano Takeshi

Takeshi Kitano is the recipient of the Golden and Silver Lion Prizes, Venice Film Festival, for Hana-bi and Zatoichi. He is also the author of many prose works ranging from memoirs and fiction to social criticism and interview collections. Before he achieved worldwide fame he was one of Japan's most popular television personalities, which he continues to be, thanks to his sharp eye and irreverent sense of humor.Boy is the first literary work by Japan's "Renaissance man" to be translated into English. Mr. Kitano lives and works in Tokyo.

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