A Journal of My Father

Jiro Taniguchi

  • Translation: Kumar Sivasubramanian
  • Pages: 276
  • ISBN: 978-1-912097-43-2

  • UK: £20
  • US: $28.00


After well over a decade’s absence, Yoichi Yamashita journeys back to his hometown to attend his father’s funeral. As the relatives gather and the stories flow alongside the drinks, Yoichi’s childhood starts to resurface. The spring afternoon playing on the floor of his father’s barber shop, the fire that ravaged the city and his family home, his parents’ divorce and a new ‘mother’.

Through confidences and memories shared with those who knew him best, Yoichi rediscovers the man he had long considered an absent and rather cold father.

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