I am pulling this week’s Teaser Tuesday sentences from the book Yakuza Moon by Shoko Tendo. First, here’s a quote to give you a little background about it:
“Much has been written about Japan’s gangsters–their full-body tattoos, boozing, womanizing, strict honor codes and occasional explosions of violence. Very little has been heard from their lovers, daughters or wives. Tendo has been all three.” Bloomberg
Here is my Tuesday Teaser:
Around the same time I finally graduated from elementary school, my older sister Maki began to cut school and became a yanki, one of those wild kids who bleach their hair and race around in illegal hot rods or on motorcycles without mufflers. She dressed in flashy clothes and looked way older than a middle school student. Of course, I thought she was totally cool. But this hero-worship was about to turn my life upside down.” (p. 29)
Two copies of Yakuza Moon will be given away during the Japanese Literature Challenge 3 which begins July 30th. I’d love you to join in!
(Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading.)