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"In New York City in 1969, 19-year-old art student Noriko fell in love with 41-year-old avant-garde artist Ushio Shinohara and put her career on hold to marry and support this rising star of the Manhattan art world... Now 80 and still struggling, Ushio is consumed with reinforcing his legacy via his 'boxing' paintings, while Noriko is now finding her own creative voice through a series of drawings entitled 'Cutie And Bullie' that depict their chaotic relationship and her desire to escape her husband's shadow and be respected as an artist in her own right"--Container.