Solanin (Book, 2008) []
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Author: Inio Asano
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, LLC., [2008] ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : VIZ Signature editionView all editions and formats
"Meiko Inoue is a recent college grad working as an office lady in a job she hates. Her boyfriend Shigeo is permanently crashing at her apartment because his job as a freelance illustrator doesn't pay enough for rent. And her parents in the country keep sending her boxes of veggies that just rot in her fridge. Straddling the line between her years as a student and the rest of her life, Meiko struggles with the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Manga
Translations into English
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Bandes dessinées
Cartoons and comics
Comic books, strips, etc. Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Inio Asano
ISBN: 9781421523217 1421523213
OCLC Number: 209717008
Language Note: In English; translated from Japanese.
Notes: Originally published: Shogakukan Inc., 2006.
Book reads right to left.
Target Audience: Rated T+ for older teen.
Description: 412 pages, 12 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Solanin.
Responsibility: story & art by Inio Asano.


College graduates struggle to cope with the real world. Music offers refuge in this modern manga with an American attitude.  Read more...


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A bittersweet, slice of life book

by tiamatq (WorldCat user published 2010-09-16) Very Good Permalink

I kind of didn't know what to think of Solanin when I started reading it. I had seen the great reviews and that it was highly recommended, but I kept putting off reading it.  When I did start, it was hard to connect with the characters.  It seemed odd, because here are people asking the...
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