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A Drifting Life

Paperback. Pub Date :2009-04-14 Pages: 855 Language: English Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly The epic autobiography of a manga masterAcclaimed for his visionary short-story collections The Push Man and Other Stories. Abandon the Old in Tokyo. and Good -Bye-originally created nearly forty years ago. but just as resonant now as ever-the legendary Japanese cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi has come to be recognized in North America as a precursor of today's graphic novel movement. A Drifting Life is his monumental memoir eleven years in the making. beginning with his experiences as a child in Osaka. growing up as part of a country burdened by the shadows of World War II.Spanning fifteen years from August 1945 to June 1960. Tatsumi's stand-in protagonist. Hiroshi. faces his father's financial burdens and his parents' failing marriage. his jealous brother's deteriorating health. and the ...

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