232 pages : chiefly illustrations (black & white) ; 21 x 15 cm
Comic or graphic novel
"Originally published in Japanese as Riba-zu ejji by Takarajimasha Inc. Riba-zu ejji first serialized in Monthly Cutie, Takarajimasha Inc., 1993-1994.
"A Vertical book."
Manga format; reads from back to front, right to left.
In English, translated from the Japanese.
"From renowned author, Kyoko Okazaki, the creator of Helter Skelter and Pink, comes a story of adolescence filled with friendship, drama and intertwined relationships of six high school friends. At the edge of the city not far from the sea, a field of goldenrod sways in the breeze, its veil of amber flowers obscuring secrets underneath. Old bones and forgotten memories rest in silence, waiting for someone to dig them up. This is where the lives of six young men and women intertwine in ways both tragic and extraordinary. Decaying secrets are revealed as they forge friendships from pain, find betrayal in pleasure, and stare into the face of death itself--in a field of gold by a stagnant river, under the smoke-filled skies."--Publisher.
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