Format:
Book
Author:
Small, David, 1945- author, illustrator.
Title:
Home after dark [graphic novel] : a novel / David Small.
Publisher, Date:
[Toronto, Ontario] : McClelland & Stewart, [2018]
©2018
Description:
399 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
"From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed graphic memoir Stitches comes a stunning graphic novel of one boy's heartbreaking coming of age in 1950s America. David Small's long-awaited follow-up evokes Lord of the Flies in its savage portrayal of male adolescence gone awry. Kaleidoscopic and cinematic, Home After Dark is both a visual and narrative tour de force that renders the brutality of adolescence in the so-called nostalgic 1950s like no other recent American work. After his mother abandons the family, fourteen-year-old Russell Pruitt follows his alcholic father to sun-splashed California in search of the American Dream. But Russell struggles to find his place in small town Marshfield, where he is bullied for being "queer" and falls into a tentative friendship with another outsider. After a series of unexpected events forces Russell to grow up fast, he has to confront his own frailities and cruelties, especially after his refusal to take action results in tragedy. A gritty, unsentimental, and unforgettable immersion in the life of a boy struggling to forge his own path to manhood."-- Provided by publisher.
Subjects:
Adolescence -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Self-esteem -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Families -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Bullying -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre:
Graphic novels.
ISBN:
9780771079320 (hardcover)
System Availability:
2
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
2
Control Number:
250460
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
2
# System items in:
2
Medium:
[graphic novel]