Tuesday Teaser: Yakuza Moon

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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.)

13 thoughts on “Tuesday Teaser: Yakuza Moon”

  1. I've seen this cover around, and I can't stop looking at it. I can't wait to get the full review. You know I'll be in line for the giveaway!

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  2. I'm a participant in the Lost In Translation Challenge; wasn't that a great idea for a challenge? It's so exciting to "get outside of the box" and into another culture. I'm really glad you're joining in the JLC3 again!

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  3. and how could you tell i was French? What's in a name? LOLI love your reviews always, this is delicious. It is because it's not a book I would read, and I love those tidbits you share, shows me the literate world out there, and I love that!

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  4. Oooh, just over two weeks until the next Japanese lit challenge! I already have a stack of books ready. You're the best for organizing this again. 🙂

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  5. Well that is quite the cover, isn't it? I've been quickly making my stack for your challenge–can't wait. I've got some Murakami (of course), Banana Yoshimoto, and Abe's Woman in the Dunes. Looking forward to seeing everyone else's lists so I can add more wishes to mine. 🙂

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  6. Trish, I've been meaning to read Woman In The Dunes for two years now! Maybe this time around I'll manage it. Like you, I can't wait to see everyone's list.

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  7. The only part about being two weeks away, approximately, is that I see my summer slipping by as well! Still, it's something to look foward to! When am I not in the mood for Murakami? 😉

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