Heart of Thomas

Heart of Thomas

By Moto Hagio

Fantagraphics Books, Hardcover, 9781606995518, 515pp.

Publication Date: January 2013

To Juli, one last time This is my lov This is the sound of my hear Surely you must understan Thus begins the legendary and enigmaticHeart of Thomas, by Moto Hagio. Inspired by Jean Delannoy's 1964 film, Les Amities Particulieres, The Heart of Thomas was nearly cancelled early in its serialization, in 1974, until Hagio's first trade paperback, The Poe Clan, Volume 1, sold out in a single day, giving her new series a new lease on life. The result was a story more complex, less accessible, and yet so compelling it can be found near or at the top of any list of classic shojo manga. Translated by manga scholar Matt Thorn and packaged with the same loving attention to detail as Hagio's Eisner Award nominated A Drunken Dream, The Heart of Thomas is already the most eagerly anticipated manga translation of the new decade.

About the Author
Moto Hagio was born in 1949 and lives in Japan. She is widely considered the most beloved sh jo manga artist of all time. Her graphic novel A Drunken Dream was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2011.