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McCay is an invented biography chronicling authentic--though only partially true--stories of the life of the future creator of Little Nemo, Winsor McCay--in which McCay's life is enriched by an imaginary encounter with British mathematician and science fiction writer Charles Hinton. Hinton, as a mathematician and philosopher, postulates the existence of a fourth spatial dimension--and seeks an artist capable of representing it, one with an innate sense of perspective and a limitless imagination.
"This collects six wildly inventive short comics stories that might collectively be dubbed “speculative memoir.” Schrauwen’s deadpan depictions of his and his offspring's upcoming lives include alien abduction, dialogue with future agents, and coded messages in envelopes at breakfast." - Amazon
"When four teenagers with haunted pasts enroll in Blackwood College--a school that trains students in the occult--their desire to enhance their supernatural abilities and bond with others is hampered by an undead dean's curse, ghosts in their dorm, a mischievous two-headed mummy-chimp, a plague of mutant insects, and the discovery of an ancient evil."--Provided by publisher.
Mandela and the general
Will the Freedom Struggle End in a Bloodbath? Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid hero and first leader of the new South Africa, is an international symbol of the power of a popular movement to fight structural racism. But that nonviolent struggle for equality and justice very nearly spiraled into an all-out race war that would have only ended in "the peace of graveyards."
"After another year of living in the great American Midwest, self-styled erudite and superstar-to-be Fante Bukowski has a final showdown between his father and his dreams, is hired to ghostwrite a teen celebrity's memoir, and attends his first local zine fest. Meanwhile, there are hidden forces working behind the scenes to push Fante Bukowski into the critical and financial success he's always longed for, despite his continued lack of talent."--Amazon.com.
Wires and nerve. Volume 2, Gone rogue
The world of the Lunar Chronicles comes alive in this thrilling continuation of Wires and Nerve. Iko, an audacious android and best friend to the Lunar Queen Cinder, has been tasked with hunting down Alpha Lysander Steele, the leader of a rogue band of bioengineered wolf-soldiers who threaten to undo the tenuous peace agreement between Earth and Luna.
Wires and nerve. Volume 1
When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers' leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty and her own humanity.
Off Season is unaffected and raw, steeped in the specificity of its time while speaking to a larger cultural moment. Originally serialized on Slate, this expanded edition turns timely vignettes into a timeless, deeply affecting account of one family and their off season.
My Heroes Have Always Been Junkies
Ellie has always had romantic ideas about drug addicts. Tragic souls drawn to needles and pills have been her obsession ever since the death of her junkie mother. But when Ellie lands in an upscale rehab clinic where nothing is what it seems, she'll find another, more dangerous, kind of romance.
The Prague Coup
Winter 1948, the Czech capital is under occupation by the allied powers. Debriefed by London Films, Graham Greene works on the writing of his next feature film, assisted by the enigmatic Elizabeth Montagu. A seemingly peaceful mission enters into a revolution that history will remember as the Prague Coup.
This tells the story of Tom, who lives a simple life with his pre-teen daughter, Sissy. Her mother, Natasha, who left to hop trains and has become a vagrant, shows up on the doorstep of the family she abandoned years ago. There, Natasha finds an upset husband (who is still deeply in love with her), and a little girl yearning for a mother. Can someone who covets independence settle down?
The Mental Load
In her first book of comic strips, Emma reflects on social and feminist issues by means of simple line drawings, dissecting the mental load, i.e. all that invisible and unpaid organizing, list-making and planning women do to manage their lives, and the lives of their family members.
After a New Orleans college professor goes missing while searching for the rumored lost recordings of bluesman Robert Johnson--who, as legend has it, sold his soul to the devil at a Mississippi crossroads--Nick Travers is sent to find him. Clues point to everyone from an eccentric albino named Cracker to a hitman who believes he is the second coming of Elvis Presley.
Search Results for Gideon falls
Gideon Falls. Volume 1, The black barn. The legend of a black barn that appears and reappears throughout history, bringing death and madness in its wake. Its mystery ensnares the lives of two different ment. One, a young recluse, obsessed with finding hidden clues in the city's trash. The other, a washed-up Catholic priest who searches for his place in a small town that hides dark secrets. Neither man is prepared for what's inside the black barn.
On a sunbeam
A ragtag crew travels to the deepest reaches of space, rebuilding beautiful, broken structures to piece the past together. Two girls meet in boarding school and fall deeply in love―only to learn the pain of loss. With interwoven timelines and stunning art, award-winning graphic novelist Tillie Walden creates an inventive world, breathtaking romance, and an epic quest for love.
Brent Dulak doesn't want to go to Afghanistan. Haunted by the memories of his two tours in Iraq and burnt out on soldiering, he wants nothing more than to engage in self-destructive behavior. He's a U.S. Army medic who was recently promoted to sergeant, in charge of a team of soldiers whose job it will be to patch up the wounded at a remote outpost as the Americans prepare to turn Kandahar Province over to the Afghan forces.