Barefoot Gen Volume Nine ― "Breaking Down Borders" ― Gen continues to confront one setback after another -- the loss of his home, the death of a friend -- when a chance encounter gives new direction to his life. An impoverished but talented artist takes Gen under his wing and teaches him to paint. Inspired by the artists assertion that art has no borders, Gen vows to become an artist himself, and takes a job as apprentice to a local poster painter. Despite merciless bullying from his boss and the older apprentices, Gen perseveres in the pursuit of his new calling.
- Publisher : Last Gasp; Illustrated edition (November 30, 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0867196009
- ISBN-13 : 978-0867196009
- Item Weight : 12.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.75 x 1 x 8.25 inches