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Our colors / Gengoroh Tagame ; translated from the Japanese by Anne Ishii.

Tagame, Gengoroh, 1964- (author,, artist.). Ishii, Anne, (translator.).

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  • ISBN: 9781524748562
  • ISBN: 1524748560
  • Physical Description: 528 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2022]

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"Set in contemporary suburban Japan, Our Colors is the story of Sora Itoda: a sixteen-year-old aspiring painter who experiences his world in synaesthetic hues of blues and reds, and is governed by the emotional turbulence of being a teenager. He wants to live honestly as a young gay man in high school, but that is still not acceptable in Japanese society. His best friend and childhood confidante Nao, a young woman whom everyone thinks is (or should be) his girlfriend; and it would be the easiest thing to play along-she knows he is gay but knows, too, how difficult it is to live one's truth in his situation. Sora's world changes forever when he meets Mr. Amamiya, a middle-aged gentleman who is the owner and proprietor of a local coffee shop, and who is completely, unapologetically out as a gay man. A mentorship and platonic friendship ensues, as Sora comes out to him and agrees to paint a mural in the shop, and Mr. Amamiya counsels him about how to deal with who he is. But it won't be easy. Mr. Amamiya paid a high price for his freedom of identity, and when a figure from his past suddenly appears, the situation becomes a vivid example of just how complicated life can be"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Gay teenagers > Comic books, strips, etc.
High school boys > Comic books, strips, etc.
Homosexuality > Comic books, strips, etc.
Friendship > Comic books, strips, etc.
Self-acceptance > Comic books, strips, etc.
Synesthesia > Comic books, strips, etc.
Mentoring > Comic books, strips, etc.
Gay teenagers.
High school boys.
Genre: Comics (Graphic works)
Psychological comics.
Graphic novels.

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