'I still remember arriving in the city for the first time...It wasn't easy...But here, London, is my home.' 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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 13/02/2014
- Category: Comics and Graphic Novels
- ISBN: 9780224096638