Osamu Dazai's The Setting Sun: The Manga Edition
Osamu Dazai, retold and illustrated by Cocco Kashiwaya

Paperback | Mar 2024 | Tuttle Publishing | 9784805317617 | 192pp | 203x139mm | GEN | AUD$24.99

A classic of Japanese literature, brought to life in manga for the first time!

This is the first manga edition in English of The Setting Sun, Osamu Dazai's classic novel, often considered his masterpiece.

Set in the aftermath of World War Two, this is the story of Kazuko, a strong-willed young woman from an aristocratic family that has fallen into poverty since the war. The book follows Kazuko's journey as she and her family struggle to survive and adapt to the harsh new conditions of their life. In addition to having to move from Tokyo to the countryside, where she has to work in the fields to support the family, she has to deal with her divorce, the birth of a stillborn child, and the return of her drug-addicted brother from the war.

A gripping and inspiring portrait of one woman's determination to survive in a society that is in the grip of a social and moral crisis, this classic manga will appeal to fans of Bungo Stray Dogs as well as to anyone who is fascinated by Japan.