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少年と犬

Author: 馳 星周
Page count: 308
Natively: L30??

Summary

Japanese

傷つき、悩み、惑う人びとに寄り添っていたのは、一匹の犬だった――。2011年秋、仙台。震災で職を失った和正は、認知症の母とその母を介護する姉の生活を支えようと、犯罪まがいの仕事をしていた。ある日和正は、コンビニで、ガリガリに痩せた野良犬を拾う。多聞という名らしいその犬は賢く、和正はすぐに魅了された。その直後、和正はさらにギャラのいい窃盗団の運転手役の仕事を依頼され、金のために引き受けることに。そして多聞を同行させると仕事はうまくいき、多聞は和正の「守り神」になった。だが、多聞はいつもなぜか南の方角に顔を向けていた。多聞は何を求め、どこに行こうとしているのか……犬を愛するすべての人に捧げる感涙作!

English

Auto-translated: It was a dog that was close to people who were hurt, troubled, and confused. In the fall of 2011, Sendai. Kazumasa, who lost his job in the earthquake, was working like a crime to support the life of his mother with dementia and his sister who cared for her mother. One day, Kazumasa picks up a skinny stray dog at a convenience store. The dog, which seems to be famous, was smart, and Kazumasa was immediately fascinated. Immediately after that, Kazumasa was asked to work as a driver of a more good-paid thieves and took on it for the sake of money. And when Tamon was accompanied, the work went well, and Tamon became Kazumasa’s “protective god.” However, Tamon always turned his face in the south direction for some reason. What are you looking for and where are you going… A tearful work dedicated to everyone who loves dogs!

Availability

Amazon JP including Kindle version and Audible version
Manga version just for reference

Personal Opinion

Looks interesting! And I like dogs!

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  • Might be cutting it close to the 350-page limit.

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Amazon link above has 40+ pages of sample.

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