AUTHORNakazawa, Keiji
TITLEBarefoot Gen: The Day After
PUBLISHERNew Society Publishers
CITYPhiladelphia, PA
DATE PUBLISHED1988
ISBN978-0867196191


This graphic novel is an account of the aftermath of the atomic attack on Hiroshima from the perspective of a Japanese boy and his family. The author experienced the attacks first hand, and the account of the tragedy, though fictionalized, contains much truth about that city’s fate. Aside from the destruction, themes include the repression of the poor and abuse of civilians by the Japanese military. The work is the second in a three part series, which was made into a feature length film.


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