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Fallen Words (manga)

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©2009 Yoshihiro TATSUMI

Alternative title:
Gekiga Yose: Shibahama (Japanese)
劇画寄席 芝浜 (Japanese)
Plot Summary: These slice-of-life stories resonate with modern readers thanks to their comedic elements and familiarity with human idiosyncrasies. In one, a father finds his son too bookish and arranges for two workers to take the young man to a brothel on the pretext of visiting a new shrine. In another particularly beloved rakugo tale, a married man falls in love with a prostitute. When his wife finds out, she is enraged and sets a curse on the other woman. The prostitute responds by cursing the wife, and the two escalate in a spiral of voodoo doll cursing. Soon both are dead, but even death can't extinguish their jealousy.
Number of tankoubon: 1
Number of pages: 263
Vintage: 2009-07-03
Release dates: We have 1
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    Fallen Words (GN) 2012-03-14 (from $24.51)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Story & Art: Yoshihiro Tatsumi
Japanese companies
Publisher: Basilico
English staff
English cast
Translation: Jocelyne Allen

Design: Adrian Tomine
Editing: Adrian Tomine
Lettering: Adrian Tomine
English companies
Licensed by: Drawn & Quarterly

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