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Sumo - Thien Pham
Sumo
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Scott  is a washed-up football player who never made it, and whose girlfriend abandoned him along with his dreams of playing pro football. But things have a way of working out, in this sweet, poetic tale--and a new chapter in Scott's life begins as the old one ends. Offered a position in a... show more
Scott  is a washed-up football player who never made it, and whose girlfriend abandoned him along with his dreams of playing pro football. But things have a way of working out, in this sweet, poetic tale--and a new chapter in Scott's life begins as the old one ends. Offered a position in a Japanese sumo training "stable," Scott abandons his old life, his old name, and even his old hair color, and becomes an aspiring sumo wrestler. And in so doing, he begins to find some kind of center in himself...a center that had seemed lost for good. Thien Pham, the acclaimed illustrator of Gene Luen Yang's Level Up, returns as the writer and artist of a unique new graphic novel.Highly poetic and structured to echo the slow build and sudden clash of a sumo match, Pham's Sumo is an unusual and beautiful book. It's nearly a contradiction in terms: a delicate, deft, tender tale about...sumo wrestling.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781596435810 (159643581X)
Publisher: First Second
Pages no: 112
Edition language: English
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Sesana
Sesana rated it
I wasn't sure what to expect out of Sumo. I really liked Pham's work in [b:Level Up|9630403|Level Up|Gene Luen Yang|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327944177s/9630403.jpg|14517713], so I didn't let my complete and total lack of knowledge about sumo keep me from reading it. And yes, you are thrown into...
The Hiding Spot
The Hiding Spot rated it
5.0 Sumo
Love, love, love this. Gorgeous graphic novel! Review forthcoming.
Karin's Book Nook
Karin's Book Nook rated it
4.0 Sumo
Nice and short. Sweet story about a guy moving to Japan to become a Sumo wrestler.
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