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Banana Fish 1 - Akimi Yoshida (Paperback)

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Barcode
9781569319727
Department
Books
Released
3 Mar 2004
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Akimi Yoshida
Akimi Yoshida (Illustrator)
Akimi Yoshida (Artist)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Viz
Edition
Subsequent
Series
Banana Fish (Graphic Novels)
Language
English
Number of Pages
192
Dimensions
191 x 127 x 19mm (204g)

Annotation

Tells the story of Ash Lynx, adopted heir and sex toy of "Papa" Dino Golzine, his life on the streets in 1980s New York, and his quest to understand the secret behind a mysterious potion called "Banana Fish."

Summary

Nature made Ash beautiful; Nurture made him a killer!

VICE CITY: NEW YORK IN THE 80s...

Nature made Ash Lynx beautiful; nurture made him a cold ruthless killer. A runaway brought up as the adopted heir and sex toy of  “Papa” Dino Golzine, Ash, now at the rebellious age of seventeen, forsakes the kingdom held out by the devil who raised him. But the hideous secret that drove Ash's older brother mad in Vietnam has suddenly fallen into Papa's insatiably ambitious hands--and it's exactly the wrong time for Eiji Okamura, a pure-hearted young photographer from Japan, to make Ash Lynx's acquaintance...

Epic in scope, and one of the best-selling shojo titles of all time in Japan, Akimi Yoshida put an electric shock into the genre and gained a huge crossover audience through Banana Fish's stripped-down, non-stop style.

Fiction

General Subject
Graphic Novels
BISAC Subject 1
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / General
BISAC Subject 3
Comics & Graphic Novels / Manga / Crime & Mystery
BIC Classification 1
Graphic novels: Manga
Library Subject 1
New York (N.Y.)
Library Subject 2
Drug traffic
Library Subject 3
Street life
Academic Subject 1
Graphic Works Fiction
Dewey Classification
741.5/952

Author Bio

Akimi Yoshida made her manga debut in 1977 with the college manga story her college story, A SLIGHTLY STRANGE NEIGHBOR. Her immensely popular series BANANA FISH, her longest work to date, ran from 1985 to 1994 and made her a superstar in the shojo manga world, injecting a new realism and narrative energy into the genre and attracting a large male crossover readership. Yoshida was honored twice with the top annual prize for excellence in shojo from Japanese publishing giant, Shogakukan.