Yukiko's Spinach

Yukiko's Spinach

by Frederic Boilet
     
 

Narrator or character? Reality or fiction? In this tender work of cinema, Boilet recounts an intimate love story in today's T?ky? between an everyday Japanese girl, Yukiko, and her occidental lover. Passionate, gentle, fresh and vibrant, it is a love so strong it hurts. Quietly paced, the story unfolds in a host of innovative techniques both narrative and visual. At…  See more details below

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Narrator or character? Reality or fiction? In this tender work of cinema, Boilet recounts an intimate love story in today's T?ky? between an everyday Japanese girl, Yukiko, and her occidental lover. Passionate, gentle, fresh and vibrant, it is a love so strong it hurts. Quietly paced, the story unfolds in a host of innovative techniques both narrative and visual. At the heart of the title is Boilet's deliberate (mis)use of the pronounced Japanese for [i]navel[/i] and [i]spinach[/i]. First serialized in 2000 - 2001 in the monthly Furansugo Kaiwa it is the defining work of Boilet's [i]Nouvelle Manga[/i] movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788493309343
Publisher:
Ponent Mon S.L.
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,436,186
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

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[b]Fr?d?ric Boilet[/b] was born in 1960 in France. He debuted in 1983 and a decade later won the first yearly Kodansha Morning Manga Fellowship whence he moved to Japan where he still lives and works. [b]Kan Takahama[/b] was born in 1977 in Amakusa, Japan. Her debut story in 2000 was a prized entry in the famed underground magazine [i]Garo[/i]. She lives with her husband in Japan.

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