Daily Graphic Novel Recommendation 84

Just So Happens

by Fumio Obata
Genre: bildungsroman
160 pages
ISBN: 1891830961 (Amazon)

Obata pens a story about a young woman who really has no home. She's long expatriated from Japan to the UK, but is still of course Japanese and friends and co-workers still interpret her social differences as being directly tied to her national origin. Neither is she at home with the country she left. Just So Happens has the woman returning to Japan for a funeral and investigating her self and perceptions. It's a quiet work—and rather lovely, featuring some of the most beautiful art.

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