Inspired by his young son Charley's passion for Japanese comics and animated film, Peter Carey and Charley set out to explore the history and culture of Japan. Lead by their adolescent guide, a character straight out of manga, father and son search for what they come to refer to as their own 'real Japan'.
For Peter Carey, a trip to Japan with his twelve-year-old son Charley would be a unique opportunity to share and learn something about his son's passion for Japanese comics and animated film, otherwise known as manga and anime. Convinced that there is 'a whole history and culture hidden between the frames', Carey hopes that this journey will help him to break the skin of Japanese culture. Charley, on the other hand, simply wants to buy cool manga. Either way, Carey looks forward to forging some indelible memories with his thoughtful, reticent son. And while some of the memories they create are not those that Carey might have wished for - such as Charley's ill-concealed boredom when forced to sit through four hours of traditional Japanese theatre, and Carey's own less-than-joyful reaction to Sega World - nonetheless it's an unforgettable and precious time, a time Carey considers a privilege, most especially for the pleasure of sharing his son's enchanted response to the adventure.
Peter Carey is the multi-award-winning author of eight novels, plus two highly acclaimed collections of short stories and a memoir, WRONG ABOUT JAPAN. His books have won or been short-listed for every major literary award in Australia. He has won the Booker Prize twice - in 2001 for TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG, and in 1988 for OSCAR AND LUCINDA. In 1998 he won the Commonwealth Writers Prize for JACK MAGGS, and won it again in 2001 for TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG. Born in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria, Peter Carey now lives in New York.
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