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978-1-4000-7836-3 / 1400078369

Wrong About Japan

by Carey, Peter

Publisher:Vintage

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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When Peter Carey offered to take his son to Japan, 12-year-old Charley stipulated no temples or museums. He wanted to see manga, anime, and cool, weird stuff. His father said yes. Out of that bargain comes this enchanting tour of the mansion of Japanese culture, as entered through its garish, brightly lit back door. Guidedand at times judgedby an ineffably strange boy named Takashi, the Careys meet manga artists and anime directors, the meticulous impersonators called visualists, and solitary, nerdish otaku. Throughout, the Booker Prize-winning novelist makes observations that are intriguing even whenas his hosts keep politely reminding himthey turn out to be wrong. Funny, surprising, distinguished by its wonderfully nuanced portrait of a father and son thousands of miles from home, Wrong About Japan is a delight.

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