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Detroit Lakes Public Library Y G WAL (Text) 33500013126701 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y G WAL (Text) 33500013126693 New Checked out 08/25/2020
Godel Memorial-Warren Library ya WAL (Text) 35500006218547 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781626727731
  • ISBN: 1626727732
  • ISBN: 9781250207562
  • ISBN: 1250207568
  • Physical Description: 305 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : First Second, 2019.

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General Note:
Chiefly illustrations.
Summary, etc.:
A chance encounter sends runaway Bea on a journey through West Texas with Lou, who Bea must trust as she is driven to confront buried truths about loss and heartbreak.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    *Starred 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. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Tillie Walden is a cartoonist and illustrator from Austin, Texas. She is a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies and is the creator of many award-winning graphic novels. Her accolades include an Eisner Award for Spinning, three Eisner nominations, and two Ignatz Awards. She currently lives in Los Angeles.

Subject: Teenagers > Comic books, strips, etc. > Juvenile fiction.
Juvenile delinquents > Comic books, strips, etc. > Juvenile fiction.
Automobile travel > Comic books, strips, etc. > Juvenile fiction.
Texas > Comic books, strips, etc. > Juvenile fiction.
Female friendship > Comic books, strips, etc. > Juvenile fiction.
Runaways > Fiction.
Automobile travel > Fiction.
Texas > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Graphic novels.
Genre: Young adult fiction
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)

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