What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever heard about Japan? The excessively polite bowing? The bizarre bondage, bukakke porn? Timid little Geisha scampering along the cobblestone alleyways of Kyoto, whispering into cell phones and posing for tourist’s photos doing the mandatory ‘peace sign’? Have you ever wondered what’s really going on over there, in that far away little island on the other side of the globe? Well Keith Sinner made the journey and found out for himself. Not as like, a journalist or anything, he fled the U.S. to get as far away from his hometown of St. Louis, MO as possible after being the center of a high profile murder case.
They say, ‘Running away from your problems is a race you’ll never win.’ and Keith is starting to see the truth in that as the story begins with him in Japan, once again on the wrong side of a jail cell. Reflecting on his few years there; that first year soaking up all the wonders of the orient in a small town in Yamaguchi with the legendary Iain McIrishman and then his subsequent years in the big city of Nagoya where things start to get really interesting. Things quickly go from complicated to dire when the giant English school franchise that he and so many other foreigners work for collapses leaving many gaijin (foreigners) scrambling to find work half way around the world.
Samurai Blues not only answers every question you’ve ever had about Japan and then some, as Keith rants on, recounting his journey, he drops bombshell after bombshell revealing all the details of his past; his trial back home, how he navigated the English school chain’s bubble bursting, trying to find a way to earn a living, and most importantly: What the hell was he doing at the old lady’s house on the night she was killed!
About the Author
My new book, Samurai Blues is available now on amazon. My first book, Boug Boys is on there too. Check out my blog at http://mikeblack3811.wordpress.com .