Tōnoharu

Tōnoharu

Graphic Novel - 2008-
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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 Top Shelf is proud to distribute the Xeric Award-winning graphic novel from Lars Martinson!
Publisher: Minneapolis : Pliant Press, 2008-
ISBN: 9780980102321
0980102324
9780980102338
0980102332
Branch Call Number: GN MARTINSO
Characteristics: volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 22 cm.

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value_neutral
Jan 04, 2015

Tonoharu Part Two inherits none of the merits of Part One. Where the first book was witty and sometimes charming, the second focuses on an unengaged main character who stumbles from the arms of one supporting character to another while making no contributions to the telling of his own story. Utterly defeatist.

hchedu May 10, 2013

Great, but where's part 2?

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cori_s
Jul 26, 2011

Depressing, self-pitying, and self-indulgent. I admit, I keep reading this series because I want him to have a revelation of empowerment.

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marishkajuko
May 01, 2011

Martinson does a great job of conveying the awkwardness and isolation that comes with ESL teaching in Asia.

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Jan 13, 2015

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May 01, 2011

marishkajuko thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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