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Yakuza na Tsuki  
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Description
At once heart-rending and eye-opening, this true-life memoir is a shocking yet intensely moving first-person account of one woman’s experience of growing up in Japan’s yakuza society.

Born into the family of a wealthy crime boss, Shoko Tendo lives her early years in luxury. But labeled “the yakuza kid,” she soon becomes the victim of bullying and discrimination from teachers and classmates at school, and of her father’s drunken rages at home. As her family falls into debt and her father’s influence wanes, Tendo falls in with the wrong crowd, and other men begin to appear in her life. By the age of fifteen she is a gang member, by the age of eighteen a drug addict, and her twenties are marked by a series of abusive and violent relationships with men.

Tendo sinks lower and lower, time and again an unwitting victim as she struggles to define her role as a woman in the violent, sexist, and drug-addled world she is thrust into at a far-too-tender age. After the death of her parents and her own attempt at suicide, she begins a tortuous, soul-searching reevaluation of the road she has taken—and it is only a startling, unconventional act of empowerment that brings her back from the brink.

Type
OEL

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Associated Names
ヤクザな月
極道な月
Yakuza Moon
Yakuza Moon: Memoirs of a Gangster's Daughter
Yakuza Moon: The True Story of a Gangster's Daughter

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Status in Country of Origin
1 Volume (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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March 6th 2013, 5:52pm PST


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Year
2011

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1111 increased(+173)
Monthly Pos #2461 increased(+475)
3 Month Pos #3926 increased(+1487)
6 Month Pos #6179 increased(+1582)

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On 3 reading lists
On 18 wish lists
On 3 completed lists
On 0 unfinished lists
On 6 custom lists

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