Barefoot Gen, Volume 3: Life after the Bomb

Barefoot Gen, Volume 3: Life after the Bomb

by Keiji Nakazawa


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Beautiful new hardcover edition of Barefoot Gen Volume Three! Striking new design with special sturdy binding.

Barefoot Gen is the powerful, tragic, autobiographical story of the bombing of Hiroshima and its aftermath, seen through the eyes of the artist as a young boy growing up in Japan. The honest portrayal of emotions and experiences speaks to children and adults everywhere. Nakazawa's manga illustrates the true impact of nuclear weapons when used against a civilian population. It is vital reading for people of all ages, and especially for today's youth. By keeping this tragedy in our collective consciousness, we can strive to never repeat it and guide humanity towards a course of peace.

Barefoot Gen Volume Three –" Life After the Bomb " –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 realize that they still have –and can share –three crucial possessions: their self-respect, hope and inner strength.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865711488
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Publication date: 02/24/1992
Series: Barefoot Gen Series , #3
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Nakazawa was born in Hiroshima, and was six years old when the city was destroyed by an atomic bomb in 1945. All of his family members who had not been evacuated died in the bombing, except for his mother, and an infant sister who died several weeks after the bombing. Compelled to tell his story in the memory of his family, Keiji Nakazawa is best known for his epic tragic history Barefoot Gen.

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Barefoot Gen, Volume 3: Life after the Bomb 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
detailmuse on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This volume (#3 of 10 in the manga series) recounts six-year-old Gen¿s experiences during the first weeks after the atomic bomb on Hiroshima -- terrible famine, fear and illness surround him still, but there are new human connections too, and a lovely reveal about how he came to be an artist. For me, it¿s the best yet in the series.