A snake in the shrine by David Geraghty

A snake in the shrine by David Geraghty

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David Geraghty taught English and traveled in Japan for three years in the late 1990s. This book is a wonderfully entertaining record of some of his experiences. The book is arranged chronologically, with chapters loosely based around an event, time period or theme. The author's journeys out of greater Tokyo beome more frequent as the book progresses, and his need to escape life in the city increases. His travels are often limited to weekends away in places near Tokyo, but they offer a window on a quite different Japan. Many of the trips are with his neighbor Nobuyuki (Nobby) and his wife Hiroe. More than once, they take David to Hiroe's rural family home. This book offers cultural insights and intelligent discussion of issues in contemporary Jpanese life. Most importantly, it is a sympathetic portrait of the people the author came in contact with as Geraghty allows individual personalities to shine. This 2001 University of Otago Press Paperback is in very good condition.

ISBN: 9781877276132 SKU: 1408562 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.