Barefoot Gen

Barefoot Gen

Keiji Nakazawa & Art Spiegelman

Book 1 of Barefoot Gen

Language: English

Publisher: Last Gasp

Published: Jul 15, 2004


The reissue of this classic manga's first volume has impeccable timing. It recounts the bombing of Hiroshima from the perspective of a young boy, Gen, and his family. But the book's themes (the physical and psychological damage ordinary people suffer from war's realities) ring chillingly true today. Despite its harrowing nature, this work is invaluable for the lessons it offers in history, humanity and compassion. Published to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing.