Wandering Son: Volume Six

Wandering Son: Volume Six

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Overview

In the latest volume of the manga series about transgendered kids struggling with adolescence, the casting of Romeo and Juliet, coupled with a friend's urging, is the catalyst for the protagonist to figure out if a crush on another transgendered student is that of a boy for a girl, a boy for a boy, a girl for a boy or a girl for a girl.


Shimura Takako's sensitive and charming manga series about two middle-schoolers wrestling with their gender identities continues. Faced with unwanted changes to their growing bodies, male-identified Takatsuki-san discovers the wonders of "breast binders," and female-identified Nitori-kun explores the limits of his ability to "pass." Also: the success of their performance of The Rose of Versailles in the fifth grade - in which the boys played the women and the girls played the men - inspires our protagonists to put on another gender-bending play for the junior-high school festival. They riff on Romeo and Juliet. Nitori-kun and his friend Chiba-san write the script together, but Chiba-san has an agenda: She wants to play Romeo, with Nitori-kun in the role of Juliet. But Nitori-kun wants Takatsuki-san to play Romeo... Chiba-san forces Nitori-kun to confront a question he's been avoiding. Are his feelings for Takatsuki-san those of a boy for a girl, a girl for a girl, or a girl for a boy? Meanwhile, Maho plans a trip to the beach with her boyfriend, and Nitori-kun must chaperone.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606997079
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 01/18/2014
Series: Wandering Son Series
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 1,201,800
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Shimura Takako lives in Tokyo, Japan.

Matt Thorn is from in Lansdale,
Pennsylvania. She is a cultural anthropologist, writer, and an associate professor in the manga department at Kyoto Seika University. Her translations include the
New York Times Best-Seller Nijigahara Holograph by Inio Asano and
Hayao Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

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