Confessions Of A Yakuza (Paperback)
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Confessions Of A Yakuza (Paperback)

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Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 30/04/2013
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This is the true story, as told to the doctor who looked after him just before he died, of the life of one of the last traditional yakuza in Japan. It wasn't a "good" life, in either sense of the word, but it was an adventurous one; and the tale he has to tell presents an honest and oddly attractive picture of an insider in that separate, unofficial world.
In his low, hoarse voice, he describes the random events that led the son of a prosperous country shopkeeper to become a member, and ultimately the leader, of a gang organizing illegal dice games in Tokyo's liveliest

Publisher: Kodansha America, Inc
ISBN: 9781568365046
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 221 g
Dimensions: 284 x 114 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Vivid and accurate." --Los Angeles Times


"A wonderful storyteller with a variety of unusual experiences." --Washington Post Book World


"Packed with colorful details and insights, told straightforwardly without machismo or exaggeration... Important and entertaining." --Manoa


"This is the kind of history that rarely gets recorded... Interesting, candid, and honest." --Far Eastern Economic Review


"Memories of pain and pleasure...a witness to the past." --Le Monde


"Fascinating ... gang hierarchy, the relationship between the police and the mob, the organization of gambling sessions and of prison life." --Quadrant


"Compelling...big-hearted."--International Herald Tribune

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