Heart of Thomas

by Moto Hagio

Heart of Thomas

Hardcover, 515 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $39.99 | purchase

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Book Summary

In a manga graphic novel being released in English for the first time, boys' boarding school attendee Thomas Werner falls to his death after sending a cryptic letter to a schoolmate. Translated by Matt Thorn.

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Beyond Visible: LGBT Characters In Graphic Novels

In the early 1970s, a young Japanese woman wrote a massive, breathlessly romantic love story.

Set in an all-boys boarding school.

In Germany.

If it sounds like a nervy thing to do today, it was practically unheard of then. Moto Hagio was a member of a new generation writing shojo manga ("comics for girls") who were determined to bring a less formulaic, more grounded sensibility to the form. In the decades since her manga opus The Heart of Thomas

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