A Girl on the Shore is a unsettling teen romance unlike anything you've read before, oscillating between optimism and nihilism until they start to blur. Asano's intricate art is alive on the page, depicting young people in a relationship defined by repressed trauma and forbidden desire. This is a story about the unsaid — more about the spaces in between words than the words themselves. It is that silence that will stick with you more than happy ever after ever could. Recommended By Cosima C., Powells.com
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Longing for Something Bigger
From the Eisner Award-nominated Inio Asano, creator of Solaninand Nijigahara Holograph, comes one of his most challenging works yet; an intense teen romance set in what may at first glance be one of the sleepiest places in Japan.
When Koume and Keisuke s relationship begins to take shape, it is apparent that they are both searching for something. Maybe Keisuke wants something more than a kiss from the fair Koume. Maybe Koume is looking for someone better than Misaki, the localplayboy. But what they find in each other over the course of asummer might be far greater than anything they were expecting.
Their lives are going to change. And this will all transpire before high school exams "