Shinchōsha (Shinchō Bunko), 2003. 362 pp. ¥630. ISBN 978-4-10-134915-2.
Also published in: Chinese, Korean, and Thai
The families depicted are not necessarily happy, and communication between family members is not necessarily smooth—a girl is unable to open up to her parents about the bullying she is suffering at school, for instance, and a father is never told anything important by his daughter. But a deep sense of affection runs through all of the stories, deriving from the author’s warm view of humanity. Even if the family bonds come to a breakdown, family love is still important. This is what Shigematsu Kiyoshi is telling us. (NM)
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