"A fully realized, engaging tale of international alienation." -- Francisca Goldsmith, Booklist (Starred Review)
"Stunningly good." -- Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing
Top Shelf is proud to distribute the new SOFTCOVER edition of Tonoharu: Part One.
Daniel Wells begins a new life as an assistant junior high school teacher in the rural Japanese village of Tonoharu. Isolated from those around him by cultural and language barriers, he leads a monastic existence, peppered only by his inept pursuit of the company of a fellow American who lives a couple towns over. But contrary to appearances, Dan isn't the only foreigner to call Tonoharu home. Across town, a group of wealthy European eccentrics are boarding in a one-time Buddhist temple, for reasons that remain obscure to their gossiping neighbors. -- A 128-page, softcover graphic novel with two-color interiors, 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
IN PRINT! (PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2014)