Wandering Son, Book 1
In the first of eight volumes, readers are introduced to fifth graders Shuichi Nitori and his new friend Yoshino Takatsuki. They have happy homes, loving families, and are well liked by their classmates. But they share a secret that further complicates the already-complicated verge of puberty: Shuichi is a boy who wants to be a girl, and Yoshino is a girl who wants to be a boy. Wandering Son: Book One is written and drawn by one of today's most critically acclaimed creators of manga, Shimura, who portrays Shuishi and Yoshino's very private journey with affection, gentle humor, and unmistakable grace. Wandering Son: Book One is a sophisticated work of literary manga translated with rare skill and sensitivity by veteran translator and comics scholar Matt Thorn.
Fantagraphics Books 192 pages