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A Single Match (Hardcover) (manga)

Audienta:
Tineri (16+)
Limba:
Engleza
Nr. de pagini:
240
Imagini:
Alb/negru
Dimensiune:
B5 (aprox 17cm x 25cm)
Publicat in:
18.01.2011
ISBN:
9781770460096
Descriere:

A new author in D+Q's acclaimed gekiga line

In this collection of hauntingly elliptical short stories, Oji Suzuki explores memory, relationships, and loss with a loose narrative style, filling each tale with a sense of unfulfilled longing. He plumbs the dissolute depths of human psychology, literally bathing his characters in expansive shadows that paradoxically reveal as much as they obscure. A young man catches a cold after being soaked in the rain and is tended to by his grandmother. He drifts, dreaming of a train trip with an older brother he doesn't have. A traveling salesman comes across a boy lying in the middle of the road and stops to have a cigarette and tell a story that sifts through memories of faces and places before settling back on the boy and pretending to not look at the stars. A young woman walks along the river with her bicycle and a friend who is nothing more than a disembodied head--discussing past times together, memories they have of each other.

Although he touches on many of the same themes as his contemporaries in the field of postwar alternative manga--Yoshihiro Tsuge (L'Homme Sans Talent) and Seiichi Hayashi (Red Coloured Elegy)--Suzuki uses an ever shifting narrative approach and dashes of surrealist humor to distinguish his work from that of his peers.