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    DescriptionBorn to a wealthy and powerful yakuza boss, Shoko Tendo lived the early years of her life in luxury. However, when she was six, everything changed: her father was jailed, and the family fell into debt. Bullied by her classmates because of her father's activities, and terrorized at home by her father, who became a drunken, violent monster after his release from prison, Tendo rebelled. As a teenager she became a drug addict and a member of a girl gang. At the age of 15 she spent eight months in a juvenile detention center after getting into a fight with another gang. During Japan's bubble


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    Title
    Yakuza Moon
    Subtitle
    Memoirs of a Gangster's Daughter
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Shoko Tendo, Translated by Louise Heal
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 141 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 354 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781568364384
    ISBN 10: 1568364385
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPJ
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    DC22: 364.1092
    Ingram Theme: CULT/JAPANS
    B&T Approval Code: C39204000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    BIC subject category V2: JKVJ, 1FPJ
    DC23: 364.1092
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: HV6453.J33 Y35813 2012
    Thema V1.0: DNC, JKVJ
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Kodansha America, Inc
    Imprint name
    Kodansha America, Inc
    Publication date
    15 October 2012
    Author Information
    Yakuza Moon is Shoko Tendo's first book and has been translated into more than a dozen languages. Tendo lives in Tokyo with her baby daughter and works as a freelance writer.
    Review quote
    Emotionally complex and thoroughly heart-rending, this book is recommended for anyone searching for a more thorough and personal understanding of Japanese society." Publishers Weekly"The first female ever to break the code of silence and speak about life for women in the underworld...her best-selling memoir shocked [Japan]... with its graphic accounts of her addictions to sex, drugs and violent lovers. " Marie Claire[Tendos] story...shines a light into a dark and little understood corner of modern Japan." The Guardian"The book offers a rare woman's view of Japan's criminal underbelly." The Independent"Much has been written about Japan's gangsters - their full-body tattoos, boozing, womanizing, strict honor codes and occasional explosions of violence. Very little has been heard from their lovers, daughters or wives. Tendo has been all three." Bloomberg"A chilling and tawdry tale about family life and romance among the yakuza." The Wall Street Journal"A raw, heartbreaking account of damaged youth." Bust"A thrilling memoir...an exclusive glimpse into a life rarely experienced firsthand." Time Out Chicago