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Yakuza Moon by Shōko Tendō
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Jan 25, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction

Easy read, the translation was well done I thought, although I'm sure there are many details that were lost in it.
I loved the idea of looking inside the yakuza world through the eyes of one of the daughters rather than having an ex yakuza talk about his life. Things were much more detailed and raw I felt. Being able to explore how harmful a lifestyle is for the family that is born from it was also very interesting.
Shoko is charming in her honesty and integrity to keeping the details right. Even though she went through abuse after abuse and barely survived her ordeals, she speaks of them candidly making no excuses for herself or others, simply stating her life.
The honesty is what makes this book to me, and being able to see a woman climb out of the abyss is also amazing.
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January 23, 2010 – Finished Reading
January 25, 2010 – Shelved
January 26, 2010 – Shelved as: non-fiction

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