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MariNaomi's newest graphic novel tours the mid-90's US and Japanese illegal hostess bar scene and her own personal cultural awakening."The best comic about being Asian American in Japan. Like Fun Home and Persepolis, Turning Japanese is at once modest and grand. MariNaomi is a master of the small, intimate moments that build to a surprisingly emotional climax." - Jason Shiga, Ignatz and Eisner Award-winner"In Turning Japanese, Mari's unflinching honesty, open heart, and hard-earned wisdom challenges us to embrace the unexpected detours that unfold in our own lives." - Yumi Sakugawa, author of Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the UniverseIn 1995, twenty-two-year-old Mari had just exited a long-term relationship, moving from Mill Valley to San Jose, California.

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Mari Naomi

MariNaomi is the author and illustrator of the graphic memoir Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 (Harper Perennial) . She is a regular contributor to TheRumpus.net (Smoke In Your Eyes) and sfbay.ca (Frisco al Fresco) , and a Sister Spit alumni (2011) .

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