Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms

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Last Gasp, 2007 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 103 pages
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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 Kouno answers these questions. This award-winning manga appears in English translation for the first time. Kouno's light, free style of drawing evokes a tender reflection of this difficult period in Hiroshima's post-war past. As the characters continue with everyday life, the shadow of the war and the atomic bombing linger ghostlike in the background.

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User Review  - LibraryGirl11 - LibraryThing

Two connected stories about the aftermath of the bombing of Hiroshima. The first takes place ten years after the bombing--Minami thought she was one of the survivors, but radiation poisoning caught up ... Read full review

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User Review  - lovejoy_rat - LibraryThing

Its hard for me to write a review about this book, because I didn't like it simply because it made me so sad. So, that said, does that mean the book is great since it evoked such a strong emotional ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Fumiyo Kouno was born in 1968 in Hiroshima, Japan. She started drawing manga in junior high school. She published her first commercial manga in 1995.

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