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    Wandering Son: Bk. 1 (Wandering Son) (Hardback) By (author) Shimura Takako

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    DescriptionThe 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."


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    Title
    Wandering Son: Bk. 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Shimura Takako
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781606994160
    ISBN 10: 1606994166
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GRA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    DC22: 741.5
    LC subject heading: ,
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.1
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 69
    Ingram Subject Code: GW
    BIC subject category V2: FXA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: GPH
    B&T General Subject: 400
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CGN004050
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: I-GW
    DC22: 741.5/952
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: CGN004130
    LC classification: PN6790.J33 S5397 2011
    Thema V1.0: XAM
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Publisher
    Fantagraphics
    Imprint name
    Fantagraphics
    Publication date
    30 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Seattle
    Review quote
    ...[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. --Kat Callahan"