The Push Man and Other Stories (GN)
Title: The Push Man and Other Stories
Distributor: Drawn & Quarterly
Release date: 2005-09-22
Suggested retail price: $19.95
A lone man travels the country, projecting pornographic films for private individuals while attempting to maintain a normal home life. A medical student lives a secret life as a sperm donor, and finds his world turned upside down when his donations are rejected by the fertility clinic. A young couple's marriage is irrevocably affected when a sewer rat takes up residence in their home. The lives of two men become intertwined when one hires the other to observe his sexual escapades through a telescope. An auto mechanic's obsession with a female TV personality turns fatal after a chance meeting between the two.
The Push Man and Other Stories is the debut volume in a 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.
Story and art by Yoshihiro Tatsumi.
(added on 2005-08-03, modified on 2012-02-16)
- Reviewed by Carlo Santos (September 5, 2005)
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