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by Walden, Tillie, 1996-

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 15 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Graphic Novel GR W
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
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CLP - Brookline Teen Graphic Novels TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Walden
Location  CLP - Brookline
 
Collection  Teen Graphic Novels
 
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Graphic Novels TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Walden
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Green Tree Public Library Young Adult Graphic Novel GRAPHIC WAL
Location  Green Tree Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Graphic Novel
 
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Graphic Novels G-FICTION WALDEN Tillie
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Summary
Bea is on the run.And then, she runs into Lou.The duo embarks on a long drive to nowhere, but strange happenings--some whimsical, some terrifying--seem to follow them no matter where they go. Bea and Lou are both looking for something on the road, and the journey itself may turn out to be exactly what they need.This magical realistic adventure is rich with suspense and heartbreak; startling revelations about betrayal, sexual assault, and death; and exquisite examples of deeply human connections that will stay with readers long after the final gorgeously illustrated page.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Bea, 18, and Lou, 27, are both on the run in Texas, though in very different ways, and a chance meeting at a gas station brings their paths together in ways that help them both. At first, there's tension between the two young women, but when they rescue a cat and set out to return it home, to a town they can't find on the map, they gradually begin to trust each other. Walden (On a Sunbeam, 2018) is up to her usual visual tricks in her latest, with intriguingly layered, intricately detailed images in rich, warm, sunset colors that lack concrete realism but cultivate powerful atmosphere. As the days of the road trip muddle together, her panel borders melt, shatter, and blend together, disrupting the sense of time passing, and when odd events begin to trickle in like the pair of empty-eyed road inspectors unusually curious about the cat, and roads that appear or disappear in a flash that disrupted sense of reality takes on ever more meaning. For all its fantasy trappings, there's a moving story of recovery and resilience here, as well: Bea in particular is searching for a safe place to call home, and the visual metaphor of building a road when you need one is particularly resonant. This artful, introspective graphic novel will likely be a hit with fans of weird fiction and could be a good crossover pick for new adults, too.--Sarah Hunter Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Running from her home in small-town Texas, 18-year-old Bea meets Lou, who is taking a road trip to escape her grief after losing her mother. A short lift turns into a longer journey when they find a lost cat and decide to return it to its home. As they search the empty miles of Texas for a town that may not exist, the road takes them to increasingly strange places, and menacing strangers begin following them on a hunt for the cat. And as the two gradually grow to trust one another, Bea conveys her reason for running away: sexual assault by a family member. This latest by Walden (On a Sunbeam) uses heavily detailed illustrations and luminous, startling color to depict both surreal landscapes and subtle expressions, imbuing the story with equal parts paranoid tension and quiet wonder. The tale's fantastic elements are a mixed success; some moments feel effectively executed (a claustrophobically cluttered gas station, roads and bridges that contort in impossible ways), while others feel awkwardly made to fit (menacing but extraneous villains, the cat's hidden powers). Ultimately, the volume is most successful as a nuanced portrayal of the connection between Bea and Lou, nearly a decade apart in age but young and gay and navigating trauma and loss in rural Texas. Final art not seen by PW. Ages 14-up. Agent: Seth Fishman, the Gernert Company. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Teenagers -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Runaway teenagers -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Automobile travel -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Female friendship -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Rape victims -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Texas -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Young adult fiction.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :2019
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 305 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781626727731
1626727732
9781250207562
1250207568
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