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Wrong About Japan

(2004)
A non fiction book by

 
In 2002, twice Booker-winning author Peter Carey travelled to Japan, accompanied by his twelve-year old son Charley, on a special kind of pilgrimage. In a stunning memoir-cum-travelogue Peter Carey charts this journey, inspired by Charley's passion for Japanese Manga and anime, and explores his own resulting re-evaluation of Japan. Although graphically violent and disturbing, the two mediums are both inherently concerned with Japan's rich history and heritage, and hold a huge popular appeal that crosses the generations. Led by their adolescent guide Takashi, an uncanny mix of generosity and derision, father and son look for the hidden puzzles and meanings, searching, often with comic results, for a greater understanding of these art forms, and for what they come to refer to as their own 'real Japan'. From Manhattan to Tokyo, Commodore Perry to Godzilla, kabuki theatre to the post-war robot craze, "Wrong about Japan" is a personal, witty and moving exploration of two very different cultures.

 
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Hardback Editions

1821 : USA Hardback
Title: Wrong About Japan: A Father's Journey with His Son
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 1-4000-4311-5 / 978-1-4000-4311-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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January 2005 : USA Hardback
Title: Wrong About Japan: A Father's Journey with His Son
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-679-31347-8 / 978-0-679-31347-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
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December 2004 : UK Hardback
Title: Wrong About Japan
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-571-22407-5 / 978-0-571-22407-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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Paperback Editions

January 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: Wrong About Japan
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-679-31348-6 / 978-0-679-31348-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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January 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: Wrong About Japan
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 1-4000-7836-9 / 978-1-4000-7836-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2005 : UK Paperback
Title: Wrong About Japan
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 0-571-22870-4 / 978-0-571-22870-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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2004 : Australia Paperback
Title: Wrong About Japan : A Father's Journey with His Son
Author(s): Peter Carey
ISBN: 1-74051-325-8 / 978-1-74051-325-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Random House Australia
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Wrong About Japan
Author(s): Peter Carey
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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July 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: Wrong About Japan
Author(s): Peter Carey
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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July 2009 : USA Kindle edition
Title: Wrong About Japan
Author(s): Peter Carey
Publisher: Vintage
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