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- DescriptionWhen Peter Carey offered to take his son to Japan, 12-year-old Charley stipulated 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. Guided and at times judged by 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 velist makes observations that are intriguing even when as his hosts keep politely reminding him they 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.
- Author BiographyPeter Carey is the author of eight novels, including the Booker Prize winning Oscar and Lucinda and True History of the Kelly Gang, and, most recently, My Life as a Fake. Born in Australia in 1943, Carey now lives in New York City. From the Hardcover edition.
- Author(s)Peter Carey
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectTravel Writing
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRandom House Inc
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight227 g
- Width134 mm
- Height206 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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