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Wandering Son. Vol. 01

By Takako Shimura, 1973-

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. 8 pages of color; 184 pages of black and white

Format

Book

Availability

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Publish Date

2011

ISBN

9781606994160


Format: Book
Author: Shimura, Takako, 1973-
Summary: "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" -- from publisher's web site.
Title: Wandering son. Vol. 01 / [Shimura Takako ; translation, Matt Thorn ; lettering, Paul Baresh, Ian Burns & Priscilla Miller].
Publisher Date: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics ; London : Turnaround [distributor], [2011]
Subject: Middle school students -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Fiction. Gender identity -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781606994160 (hbk.) 1606994166 (hbk.) 1606994166 9781606994160
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: GNl MANGA Wandering
Oclc: 660546187
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Bib Id: 368648

Format: Book
Author: Shimura, Takako, 1973-
Summary: "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" -- from publisher's web site.
Title: Wandering son. Vol. 01 / [Shimura Takako ; translation, Matt Thorn ; lettering, Paul Baresh, Ian Burns & Priscilla Miller].
Publisher, Date: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics ; London : Turnaround [distributor], [2011]
Description: 202 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Series: Wandering Son
Subjects: Middle school students -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Fiction.
Subjects: Gender identity -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Fiction.
Other Author: Thorn, Matt
Notes: First published; Tokyo: Enterbrain, c2003.
Notes: Book reads from right to left in the traditional Japanese format.
Notes: Translated from the Japanese.
ISBN: 9781606994160 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1606994166 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1606994166
ISBN: 9781606994160
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: GNl MANGA Wandering