WRONG ABOUT JAPAN

WRONG ABOUT JAPAN

By: Carey, Peter

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When Peter Carey offered to take his son to Japan, 12-year-old Charley stip ulated no temples or museums. He wanted to see manga, anime, and cool, weir d stuff. His father said yes. Out of that bargain comes this enchanting tou r of the mansion of Japanese culture, as entered through its garish, bright ly lit back door. Guided-and at times judged-by an ineffably strange boy na med Takashi, the Careys meet manga artists and anime directors, the meticul ous impersonators called "visualists," and solitary, nerdish otaku. Through out, the Booker Prize-winning novelist makes observations that are intrigui ng even when-as his hosts keep politely reminding him-they turn out to be w rong. Funny, surprising, distinguished by its wonderfully nuanced portrait of a father and son thousands of miles from home, Wrong About Japan is a de light.

Title: WRONG ABOUT JAPAN

Author Name: Carey, Peter

Categories: Travel Writing,

Publisher: Vintage: 2006

ISBN Number: 1400078369

ISBN Number 13: 9781400078363

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000043922