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A Bride's Story 01 by Kaoru Mori
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Apr 30, 12

bookshelves: historical-fiction, graphic-book, manga, multi-cultural-fiction, series
Read in April, 2012

The first installment in this manga series takes us to nineteenth-century Central Asia where we meet a young groom, Karluk, and his older bride, Amir (8 years his senior). As is custom, she moves in with his family and succeeds in impressing everyone with her many talents (archery, cooking, etc.) and generally amiable disposition. It is unusual for a groom to marry a woman so much older, so this marriage is really more of a practical partnership than a love arrangement. In many cases Amir seems closer to a mother figure or older sister than a wife. Interspersed with the main story are lovely little episodes of daily life. The artwork is stunning; I haven't seen such elaborate detail rendered in black and white in some time.
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