Cigarette Girl by Masahiko Matsumoto

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At its best, Matsumoto evokes a touching verisimilitude in the quiet rattle of a window shutter or in two characters walking silently together at the close of day.
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Welcome to the quiet, evocative urban dramas of Masahiko Matsumoto, one of the leading lights of the Japanese alternative-comics movement known as "gekiga." Originally published in 1974, these eleven stories now form the first English-language collection of Matsumoto's mature work. His shy, uncertain heroes face broken hearts, changing families, money troubles, sexual anxiety, and the pressures of tradition, but with a whimsy and lightness of touch that is Matsumoto's trademark. With a new introduction by Matsumoto's well-known colleague, the late Yoshihiro Tatsumi.
 

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Published May 24, 2016 by Top Shelf Productions. 264 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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on Jun 19 2016

At its best, Matsumoto evokes a touching verisimilitude in the quiet rattle of a window shutter or in two characters walking silently together at the close of day.

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