Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids (Paperback)

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By Kenzaburo Oe, Paul St John Mackintosh (Translator), Maki Sugiyama (Translator)
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Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids recounts the exploits of 15 teenage reformatory boys evacuated in wartime to a remote mountain village where they are feared and detested by the local peasants. When plague breaks out, the villagers flee, blocking the boys inside the deserted town. Their brief attempt to build autonomous lives of self-respect, love, and tribal valor is doomed in the face of death and the adult nightmare of war.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802134639
ISBN-10: 0802134637
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: June 13th, 1996
Pages: 192
Language: English