Barefoot Gen, Volume 4: Out of the Ashes

Barefoot Gen, Volume 4: Out of the Ashes

by Keiji Nakazawa, Art Spiegelman


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Barefoot Gen: Out of the Ashes is the final volume in the graphic novel depicting the powerful story of the bombing of Hiroshima as seen through the eyes of a young boy.

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ISBN-13: 9780867194531
Publisher: Last Gasp of San Francisco
Publication date: 01/01/1994
Series: Barefoot Gen Series , #4
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Nakazawa was born in Hiroshima, and was six years old when the city was destroyed by an atomic bomb in 1945. All of his family members who had not been evacuated died in the bombing, except for his mother, and an infant sister who died several weeks after the bombing. Compelled to tell his story in the memory of his family, Keiji Nakazawa is best known for his epic tragic history Barefoot Gen.

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"This vivid and harrowing tale will?burn a radioavtive crater in your memory that will never let you forget it. Gen is one of those very few commix that actually pulls off the essential magic trick--those little marks on paper come to fully realized life."

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Barefoot Gen, Volume 4: Out of the Ashes 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Tzctlibr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Gen saga in postwar Hiroshima continues. When you think you have seen the last appaling thing something worst is awaiting for you about the corner. The dreadfulness of it all is counterbalanced by Gen's will to live and the common support between him and his remaining family members.This should be mandatory reading about the dreadful consequences of nuclear weapons. To think modern weapons are many times more powerful than the one dropped in Hiroshima is a most horryfying thought.