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The knife at your back

by Wilgus, Alison,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Graphic Novels G-FICTION WILGUS Alison
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Graphic Novels
Call Number  G-FICTION WILGUS Alison
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2042, New York City: A day in the life of college student Mirai Yoshida means studying Japanese history, learning swordmanship, flirting with her TA, and preparing to travel to Japan in 1864. Everything changes once she goes back to the past.Mirai and her classmates are ambushed by rebel samurai. Her friends are killed, her time travel machine is lost, and Mirai ends up marooned. In order to survive, she disguises herself as a wandering samurai and is hired by Hatsu, a tea waitress, as bodyguard for her travels.The two set out, but neither are prepared for the rebellion simmering among the peasants. Mirai has to find her way back to the future soon, or else she may be the first casualty on the bloody front lines of a conflict that is destined to shape a nation.Mirai's story will reach a thrilling conclusion in Chronin, Volume 2: The Sword in Your Hand, coming September 2019!
V. 1. The knife at your back
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "It's the end of the feudal era in Japan, and Hatsu is looking for a bodyguard to escort her from Edo to her home in the countryside. Gentle ronin Yoshida seems like a good choice, but he has a secret. Well, make it two: Yoshida is actually a woman, Mirai, and, more important, a college student from the future studying Japanese history via time machine. Mirai, along with her classmate Kuji, have been firmly instructed not to interfere in history, but a mysterious attack has left them stranded with no choice but to muddle through. Though Wilgus' manga-influenced black-and-white artwork can be a bit wooden, the story has a truly fascinating premise and plumbs impressive depths, particularly in Kuji and Mirai's arguments over rebel factions during the period, which raises thoughtful questions about how ideology influences how we view history as well as the dangers of romanticizing rebellion. Deepening mysteries about Mirai and Kuji's time travel program make for a compelling cliffhanger ending to this genre-blending series starter.--Sarah Hunter Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Time travel -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Swords -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Historical comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :2019
Language English
Description 297 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9780765391636
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