Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Bookmarked: Stitches by David Small

If we weren't in the middle of relocating, I would buy this graphic novel now! As it is, I'll have to be patient (so as to be kind to the movers who have to haul out tons of design books and paraphernalia). Fresh from the press, Stitches, by illustrator / graphic novelist David Small, is an autobiographical account of a boy rendered speechless by cancer. His silent desperation is fueled by a dysfunctional family life, with a physician father who exposes him to dangerous levels of radiation in a misguided attempt to heal him and a mother who poisons him on a psychological level. Riveting premise! I'm thinking I'll cave after all and just get this anyhow...and carry it myself.

illustrations by David Small

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