The TradeWaiters 97: “Barefoot Gen” Vol. 1 & 2 by Keiji Nakazawa

For this episode we read the first two volumes of Barefoot Gen, Keiji Nakazawa’s semi-autobiographical account of surviving the bombing of Hiroshima when he was six years old. Barefoot Gen is the best book about the worst thing. Be prepared for it to be super traumatic, but no other book is doing what this one does.

Also mentioned in this episode:
Spitting Image created by Peter Fluck, Roger Law & Martin Lambie-Nairn
Canadian Bacon directed by Michael Moore
The Day After directed by Nicholas Meyer
Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands by Kate Beaton
Showa: A History of Japan by Shigeru Mizuki
Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto
Stealing Home by J. Torres and David Namisato
The Guardian’s Dilemma by Cecil G.
Somebody Somewhere created by Hannah Bos and Paul Thureen

Music by Sleuth

For a complete change of pace, our next book will be the first two volumes of Witch Hat Atelier by Kamome Shirahama.

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