Our public library very rarely acquires a new English book for their collection. So I was thrilled to discover this book, originally a Japanese book.
“The Day I Became Your Mom” by Nagano Hideko. Translated by Arthur Binard.
Yes, it’s pretty graphic! This is as graphic as it gets, though.
I was interested in the translator so I found this interview with Arthur Binard.
Here is an article from the Japan Times. An excerpt: Shortly after arriving in Japan, he taught English privately and also at a language school, all the while learning Japanese. “I studied Japanese all day every day. I went to the library and read mostly picture books at first,” Binard said. He read Japanese folk tales such as “Kachi-Kachi Yama,” “Kobutori Jiisan” and “Warashibe Choja.”
This book is available here.