Yakuza Moon: Memoirs of a Gangster's Daughter

Yakuza Moon: Memoirs of a Gangster's Daughter

Shoko Tendo


Born to a filthy rich and robust yakuza boss, Shoko Tendo lived the early years of her lifestyles in luxurious. notwithstanding, while she used to be six, every little thing replaced: her father was once jailed, and the relations fell into debt. Bullied through her classmates as a result of her father's actions, and terrorized at domestic through her father, who grew to become a drunken, violent monster after his unencumber from legal, Tendo rebelled. As she turned a drug addict and a member of a woman gang. on the age of 15 she spent 8 months in a juvenile penitentiary once you have right into a struggle with one other gang.

During Japan's bubble economic climate of the eighties, Tendo labored as a bar hostess, attracting many wealthy and constant shoppers, and making money to aid her relations out of debt. yet there have been additionally abusive consumers, one in every of whom beat her so badly that her face used to be left completely scarred. Her mom died, plunging Tendo right into a melancholy so deep that she attempted to devote suicide.

Somehow, Tendo overcame those difficult instances. A turning element was once getting a full-body tattoo with a layout established on a geisha with a dagger in her mouth, an act that empowered her to alter her lifestyles. She hand over her activity as a hostess. On her final day at paintings, she seemed up on the complete moon, which turned an emblem of her fight to turn into complete, and the identify of the ebook she wrote as an epitaph for herself and her relations.

The paperback variation of Yakuza Moon good points 16-pages of never-before-seen photographs of Tendos adolescence, relations, and tattoos, in addition to a brand new foreword via the writer, describing her existence because the publication used to be first released 4 years ago.

"Emotionally advanced and punctiliously heart-rending, this publication is usually recommended for somebody looking for a extra thorough and private figuring out of jap society. Publishers Weekly

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