Wandering Son: Book Three

Wandering Son: Book Three

by Shimura Takako
     
 

A sensitive, sophisticated work of literary manga.See more details below

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A sensitive, sophisticated work of literary manga.

Editorial Reviews

Otaku USA
“Transsexuality is often used in manga for laughs or escapism, but Wandering Son is one of the few manga I’ve read that takes its subject matter seriously. Shimura Takako is known for drawing LGBT-friendly manga, and... in Wandering Son she sympathetically and subtly depicts two young people who are transsexuals, or at least have transsexual leanings....It’s a tasteful psychological portrait, with a lot of unexpected little meanders and detours... and a pleasant lack of either over the-top tortured drama or polemic speeches about the subject matter. Just wandering along the road of adolescence, watching our heroes discover themselves, is fascinating enough. Recommended.”
The Onion's A.V. Club
“...[L]ike the best coming-of-age stories — comics or otherwise — Wandering Son is meticulously accurate in its details, but universal in its emotions. Gay or not, readers shouldn’t find it too difficult to identify with kids who feel like their bodies and their friends are equally culpable in the worst kind of betrayal, preventing them from realizing the potential they see in themselves.”
The Onion’s A.V. Club
“...[L]ike the best coming-of-age stories — comics or otherwise — Wandering Son is meticulously accurate in its details, but universal in its emotions. Gay or not, readers shouldn’t find it too difficult to identify with kids who feel like their bodies and their friends are equally culpable in the worst kind of betrayal, preventing them from realizing the potential they see in themselves.”
Kat Callahan - Jezebel - ROYGBIV
“...[B]eing a trans woman means I'm used to seeing awful depictions of my lived experiences. I do not see me, and that is when I see trans women or trans people in general depicted at all. Until [Wandering Son]... I had never seen my own narrative depicted. At least not closely or accurately.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781606995334
Publisher:
Fantagraphics Books
Publication date:
07/16/2012
Series:
Wandering Son Series
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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