Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Just So Happens by Fumio Obata

Give this graphic novel a go – it's a quick read but quite atmospheric.  A designer (born in Japan) is working in London.  She gets a call at work to tell her that her father has died.  The main story deals with her return to Japan to deal with things and her pull towards the culture of her home country against an exciting career.

It has threads of what it is like to be a stranger in a strange land, and what you feel when you go home.  Her father is gone but her mother who divorced him many years before is still there.

The author is a Japanese man who has lived in the UK since 1991.


  1. Dwight D. Eisenhower24 October 2019 at 00:00

    Carole, do you know who created modern Japan ?.

  2. Dwight D. Eisenhower24 October 2019 at 00:11

    Very good my dear, its nice to know you`re not deluding yourself with regards to exactly why Japan has been the way it has for the last 74 years ! ! !.


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