Wandering Son: Book One

Wandering Son: Book One

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Overview

Wandering Son: Book One by Shimura Takako

A sensitive masterprice from Japan’s most prominent creator of LGBT manga.
The fifth grade. The threshold to puberty, and the beginning of the end of childhood innocence. Shuichi Nitori and his new friend Yoshino Takatsuki have happy homes, loving families, and are well-liked by their classmates. But they share a secret that further complicates a time of life that is awkward for anyone: Shuichi is a boy who wants to be a girl, and Yoshino is a girl who wants to be a boy. Written and drawn by one of today’s most critically acclaimed creators of manga, Shimura portrays Shuishi and Yoshino’s very private journey with affection, sensitivity, gentle humor, and unmistakable flair and grace. Book One introduces our two protagonists and the friends and family whose lives intersect with their own. Yoshino is rudely reminded of her sex by immature boys whose budding interest in girls takes clumsily cruel forms. Shuichi’s secret is discovered by Saori, a perceptive and eccentric classmate. And it is Saori who suggests that the fifth graders put on a production of The Rose of Versailles for the farewell ceremony for the sixth graders — with boys playing the roles of women, and girls playing the roles of men.Wandering Son is a sophisticated work of literary manga translated with rare skill and sensitivity by veteran translator and comics scholar Matt Thorn.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606994160
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 07/05/2011
Series: Wandering Son Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Shimura Takako lives in Tokyo, Japan.

Matt Thorn is from in Lansdale,
Pennsylvania. She is a cultural anthropologist, writer, and an associate professor in the manga department at Kyoto Seika University. Her translations include the
New York Times Best-Seller Nijigahara Holograph by Inio Asano and
Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

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