Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2018
DD ISBN 9780525528814 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2018
DD ISBN 9780525528821 $66.50
Dutch writer/editor (THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS) Ian Buruma was stumbling around Japan long before sushi went onto international dinner plates. In arch tones, Buruma narrates his own audiobook, describing his coming-of-age in Japan in the 1970s. We close our eyes and listen deeply in order to reconcile the fact that the cultured voice drawing us into his past once belonged to an unsophisticated boy. Buruma explains in an ironic tone the rise of "being into Asian" as a global phenomenon. For those who are fans of Buruma's work as a chronicler of major events in Asia, this will be a personal encounter with his sexual and cultural awakening. For those unfamiliar, his performance here may lead to investigating more of his writing. M.R. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2018]
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