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
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 221 g
Dimensions: 284 x 114 x 19 mm
"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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