TOWN OF EVENING CALM, COUNTRY OF CHERRY BLOSSOMS: COLLECTOR'S ED.

Fumiyo Kouno

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This critically praised manga is now presented in a hardcover format, perfect for libraries and collectors. What impact did World War II and the dropping of the atomic bomb have on the common people of Japan? Through the eyes of an average woman living in 1955, Japanese artist Fumiyo Kouno answers these questions. Kouno's light, free style of drawing evokes a tender reflection of this difficult period in Hiroshima's postwar past. As the characters continue with everyday life, the shadow of the war and the atomic bombing linger ghostlike in the background. Kouno's beautiful storytelling touches the reader's heart but is never overly sentimental. A widely embraced best seller in Japan (180,000 copies), Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms is the winner of several prestigious awards and much acclaim, including: Grand Prize, Manga Division - 2004 Japan Media Arts Festival; Creative Award - 2005 Osamu Tezuka Cultural Prize; One of Best Manga of 2007 - Publishers Weekly; One of the Top Five Comics of 2007 - New York Magazine; and Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2008 - American Library Association. "...a profoundly moral work and, even better, a singularly humane one." -Comics Journal

Product specs

  • Title: TOWN OF EVENING CALM, COUNTRY OF CHERRY BLOSSOMS: COLLECTOR'S ED.
  • Author: Fumiyo Kouno
  • Publisher: Last Gasp
  • Price: $14.95
  • Page count: 104 pages
  • Weight: 0.86 lbs
  • ISBN-13: 9780867197211
  • Binding: Hardcover