The Push Man and Other Stories by Yoshihiro Tatsumi

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A collection of short stories from the grandfather of Japanese alternative comics.

Legendary cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi is the grandfather of alternative manga for the adult reader. Predating the advent of the literary graphic novel movement in the United States by thirty years, Tatsumi created a library of literary comics that draws parallels with modern prose fiction and today's alternative comics.

Designed and edited by one of today's most popular cartoonists, Adrian Tomine, The Push Man and Other Stories is the debut volume in a groundbreaking new series that collects Tatsumi's short stories about Japanese urban life. Tatsumi's stories are simultaneously haunting, disturbing, and darkly humorous, commenting on the interplay between an overwhelming, bustling, crowded modern society and the troubled emotional and sexual life of the individual.

About Yoshihiro Tatsumi

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Born in 1935, Yoshihiro Tatsumi, who has influenced generations of cartoonists, lives in Japan.
Published September 1, 2005 by Drawn and Quarterly. 224 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Tatsumi's brief, disturbing stories, originally published in 1969, have a tone somewhere between contemporary short fiction and EC Comics' old "shock" comics. Each hinges on some ki

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