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A Life Turned Upside Down

My Dad's an Alcoholic

Mariko Kikuchi


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A moving autobiographical manga about her father’s alcoholism that inspired a critically acclaimed live-action film.

Mariko Kikuchi tells the painful story of her father’s alcoholism and her own journey through guilt to understanding her father’s illness. She rejects the common belief that family members can and should be forgiven for anything they do, no matter how much harm they cause. This powerful, self-contained autobiographical manga began as a web series that went viral, and inspired a critically acclaimed 2019 film in Japan.

Seven Seas, 9781648275968, 144pp.

Publication Date: November 9, 2021

About the Author

Mariko Kikuchi is a manga artist who grew up with an alcoholic father, a mother who turned to a cult for comfort, and a younger sister. Her mother died by suicide when Kikuchi was in junior high school, and her father died in 2015. Her other works include Cappuchino, Kouan-bu Tokui Jinshu-ka 56, and U12 Kodomo Fellows.