Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids

Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids

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Baker & Taylor
A group of deliquent boys are abandoned in a remote village during the Korean war and manage to survive by stealing food and hunting, only to face the possibility of death when the villagers return

Perseus Publishing
The first novel by Japan's most celebrated living writer, Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids recounts the exploits of fifteen teenage reformatory boys evacuated to a remote mountain village in wartime.When plague breaks out, their host abandon them and flee. However, the boys's brief, doomed attempt to build autonomous lives of self-respect, love and tribal valour inevitably fail in the reflux of death and the adult nightmare of war.


Blackwell North Amer
The first novel by Japan's most celebrated living writer, Nip The Buds, Shoot the Kids recounts the exploits of fifteen teenage reformatory boys evacuated to a remote mountain village in wartime. The narrator who acts as nominal leader of the small band, his younger brother and their comrades are all delinquent outcasts, feared and detested by the local peasants. When plague breaks out, their hosts abandon them and flee, then blockade them inside the empty village, together with a young Korean, an army deserter and a girl evacuee. However, the boys' brief, doomed attempt to build autonomous lives of self-respect, love and tribal valour inevitably fails with the reflux of death and the adult nightmare of war.

Baker
& Taylor

A novel by the Nobel Prize-winning Japanese author recounts the story of fifteen reform school boys evacuated to a remote mountain village in wartime and their doomed attempt to build lives of self-respect, love, and valor. IP.

Publisher: London ; New York : Marion Boyars, 1995.
ISBN: 9780714529974
0714529974
9780802134639
0802134637
Characteristics: 189 p. ; 23 cm.

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Hattusa
Oct 13, 2017

Gruesome; and a book that will/may make you angry.

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mclarjh
Aug 08, 2016

Powerful, terrifying.

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