This Friday, we’ll be launching Fumio Obata’s beautiful new book out from Jonathan Cape, Just So Happens – and as an extra treat for you, it will also be a good ol’ Gosh! exclusive bookplate edition! It comes printed on heavy card stock, signed by the author, and limited to 200.
Yumiko is a young Japanese woman who has made London her home. She has a job, a boyfriend; Japan seems far away. Then, out of the blue, her brother calls to tell her that her father has died in a mountaineering accident.
Yumiko returns to Tokyo for the funeral and finds herself immersed in the rituals of Japanese life and death – and confronting a decision she hadn’t expected to have to make.
Just So Happens is a graphic novel by a young artist and storyteller of rare talent. Fumio Obata’s drawing, in particular, is marvellous in its power and delicacy.
Here’s the post that gives you details for the event. If you can’t make it, but would still like a bookplate, shoot us a line over at email@example.com and we’ll make sure to reserve one for you!
Otherwise, see you there!