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Wandering Son. Vol. 02

By Takako Shimura, 1973-

Our heroes enter the sixth grade in volume two of this legendary series.

In the second volume of Shimura Takako's superb coming-of-age story, our transgendered protagonists, Shuichi and Yoshino, have entered the sixth grade. Shuichi spends a precious gift of cash from his grandmother on a special present for himself, a purchase that triggers a chain of events in which his sister Maho learns his secret, and Shuichi inadvertently steals the heart of a boy Maho in interested in.

The woman who showed so much interest in Yoshino (when she was wearing a boy’s school uniform) in volume one reappears with her boyfriend, and becomes a mentor and friend to the two children. And the kids go on a class trip that is a rite of passage Shuichi would rather pass up. Shuichi is called a “faggot” by another boy, and the dramatic nature in which Saori comes to Shuichi’s defense leads the two to discover a shared fondness for Anne of Green Gables. But despite his propensity to cry (a propensity noted repeatedly by his more outgoing sister), Shuichi finds strength and courage he didn’t know he had.

A sophisticated work translated with sophistication by veteran translator and comics scholar Matt Thorn. 200 pages of black-and-white comics

Format

Book

Availability

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  • GN MANGA Wandering V.2, Manga

Publish Date

2011

ISBN

9781606994566


Format: Book
Author: Shimura, Takako, 1973-
Summary: "In the second volume of Shimura Takako's superb coming-of-age story, our transgendered protagonists, Shuichi and Yoshino, have entered the sixth grade. Shuichi spends a precious gift of cash from his grandmother on a special present for himself, a purchase that triggers a chain of events in which his sister Maho learns his secret, and Shuichi inadvertently steals the heart of a boy Maho in interested in"--Publisher's web site.
Title: Wandering son. Vol. 02 / [Shimura Takako ; translation, Matt Thorn].
Publisher Date: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics, 2011.
Subject: Gender identity -- Comic books, strips, etc. High school students -- Comic books, strips, etc. Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan -- Translations into English.
Isbn: 9781606994566 (hbk.) 1606994565 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: GN MANGA Wandering
Oclc: 751662424
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Bib Id: 388586

Format: Book
Author: Shimura, Takako, 1973-
Summary: "In the second volume of Shimura Takako's superb coming-of-age story, our transgendered protagonists, Shuichi and Yoshino, have entered the sixth grade. Shuichi spends a precious gift of cash from his grandmother on a special present for himself, a purchase that triggers a chain of events in which his sister Maho learns his secret, and Shuichi inadvertently steals the heart of a boy Maho in interested in"--Publisher's web site.
Title: Wandering son. Vol. 02 / [Shimura Takako ; translation, Matt Thorn].
Publisher, Date: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics, 2011.
Description: 221 p., v : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Series: Wandering Son
Subjects: Gender identity -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: High school students -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Comic books, strips, etc. -- Japan -- Translations into English.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Other Author: Thorn, Matt
Notes: Translated from the Japanese.
ISBN: 9781606994566 (hbk.)
ISBN: 1606994565 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: GN MANGA Wandering