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Good-bye (TATSUMI Yoshihiro)  
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Good-Bye is the third in a series of collected short stories from Drawn & Quarterly by the legendary Japanese cartoonist Yoshihiro Tatsumi, whose previous work has been selected for several annual “top 10” lists, including those compiled by Amazon and Time.com. Drawn in 1971 and 1972, these stories expand the prolific artist’s vocabulary for characters contextualized by themes of depravity and disorientation in twentieth-century Japan.

Some of the tales focus on the devastation the country felt directly as a result of World War II: a prostitute loses all hope when American GIs go home to their wives; a man devotes twenty years of his life to preserving the memory of those killed at Hiroshima, only to discover a horrible misconception at the heart of his tribute. Yet, while American influence does play a role in the disturbing and bizarre stories contained within this volume, it is hardly the overriding theme. A philanthropic foot fetishist, a rash-ridden retiree, and a lonely public onanist are but a few of the characters etching out darkly nuanced lives in the midst of isolated despair and fleeting pleasure.

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1 Volume (Complete)

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Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (39 votes)
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December 24th 2011, 5:40am PST


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1973

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #913 increased(+493)
Monthly Pos #2758 decreased(-10)
3 Month Pos #4017 increased(+1161)
6 Month Pos #5950 increased(+1590)

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On 23 reading lists
On 79 wish lists
On 79 completed lists
On 3 unfinished lists
On 53 custom lists

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